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Michael Bailey , London Olympics correspondent
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Norwich windsurfer Nick Dempsey is preparing himself for his assault on Olympic sailing silver on Tuesday afternoon.
The Athens 2004 bronze medallist and former world champion currently sits second overall, 11 points clear of Germany’s Toni Wilhelm in bronze medal position and 17 points ahead of Pole Przemyslaw Miarczynski who occupies fourth spot.
Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberge has already wrapped up gold with an unassailable lead heading into the final medal race.
But over the 10 previous races in the London Olympic RS-X windsurfing competition Dempsey has manoeuvred himself into a great position to at least equal his medal-winning exploits of eight years ago.
In reaction of his son’s efforts so far, the 31-year-old’s dad Mike said: “On Sunday he put in a good day at the office. He did what he had to do, got himself a buffer of 11 points and I’m a bit more relaxed now, I know he’s perfectly capable of doing it.”