March 2022


Like father like daughter. Dominique Knuppel is another Tokyo 2020 athlete with family history, father Bernd racing at the Olympic regatta in both Seoul 1988 and LA in 1984. Knuppel is not nominated for her relatively modest finish in Enoshima, 18th in the Nacra 17s, but for the enormous amount of work she puts in at home in Uruguay encouraging and supporting young sailors new to the sport. Montevideo’s recruitment dynamo…
 Why they won
‘Dominique works very hard too at encouraging and supporting children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, teaching them a sport and a new way of seeing life’ – Nora Artagaveytia; ‘I had a chance to sail with her. She is amazing!!!’ – Guillermo Ball; ‘She loves her sailing, and she encourages other young (and not so young) people in a country where very few men and women sail. And she is really quite good at it!!!’ – Rico Fliarico.