Robert Scheidt is not going to give up!
Yesterday, talking about the results of the world championship in the Laser Standard class, which ended in Melbourne, we suggested that this regatta may have been the last in the Olympic career of the great Brazilian Robert Scheidt. How wrong we were!
Recall that Shaidt – the holder of five Olympic medals in sailing (including two gold) will soon – in April – turn 47 years old. Age, of course, makes itself felt, and, as reported, on the eve of the final day of the championship, the Brazilian, feeling bad, decided to stop participating in the regatta.
“Alas, Scheidt ended up … the last, 42nd, in the Golden Fleet,” we wrote yesterday. And summed up: “The current championship may have been the last for the legendary Brazilian rider.”
This is by no means written not only by us, but by most of the sailing publications of the world. And imagine, they sat together in a puddle!
Because it is not a disease at all. As it turned out, Shaydt decided to stop performing in Melbourne only after he completed the main task – he got Brazil a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in "Laser".
“Yesterday strong winds blew in Melbourne, so the coach and the physiotherapist and I made a joint decision to abandon the last three races of the championship so as not to get any injury that could harm my preparation for the Olympic competitions,” Scheidt wrote on his page in Facebook.
The fact that for the Brazilian this will be the seventh (!) Olympiad is reminiscent of a poster that we also found on Scheidt’s page. And he was not used to being an extra at the Games!
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