IAN WALKER (GBR)
|All that this two-time
Olympic medallist ever
asked for to burnish his
credentials was a boat
that was ‘no slower’ than his rivals.
That was certainly not the case the last
time around and his previous – race
debut – experience was even worse.
This time however Walker got the level
playing field he wanted and promptly
delivered on his own expectations.
At times Dongfeng threatened, but
Walker the tactician kept control|
|Why they won|
|‘For keeping us entertained with his head rubbing for 9 months’
– Maria Perkins; ‘A huge job that paid off… finally!’ – Piret Salmistu;
‘Total commitment and endless determination to succeed in
winning this race’ – Tim Robinson; ‘The crown on an already
impressive career’ – Rob Weiland; ‘If at first you don’t succeed…’
– Charles Darbyshire; ‘For Ian this has been a long time coming’
– Matt Sole; ‘Man, did he work hard for this (and a top bloke)’
– Blue Robinson; ‘There is only one winner here’ – Chris Mason.|