Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Davis warns against soaring Olympics hopes

Yachting New Zealand Olympic director Rod Davis is warning not to read too much into the results of this week's RS:X World Championships looking ahead to the Olympic Games.
With Kiwis Tom Ashley and Barbara Kendall setting the pace in their respective fields some are already chalking up medals in Beijing.

Given both the men's and the women's fleet are littered with outstanding talent it is hard not to get excited about the pair's prospects. But Davis said while the signs are promising, the outcome of the championships won't mean anything come the Olympic Games.
"In sport you can never make predictions so we'll just take it one step at a time," the former Olympic sailor said. - By Dana Johannsen Photo / Greg Bowker.