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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 10th (Yngling)

Recent Performances

  • 8th (Laser Radial) - 2012 Sail for Gold Regatta (Weymouth, Great Britain)
  • 1st (laser radial) - 2012 Medemblik World Cup (Medemblik, Netherlands)
  • 21st (laser radial) - 2012 Laser Radial World Championships (Boltenhagen, Germany)
  • 7th (laser radial) - 2012 Hyeres World Cup (Hyeres, France)
  • 5th (laser radial) - 2012 Palma World Cup (Palma, Spain)
  • 1st (laser radial) - 2011 Australian Laser Championships (Queensland, Australia)
  • 19th (laser radial) - 2011 Sailing World Championships (Perth, Australia)
  • 3rd (laser radial) - 2011 Melbourne World Cup (Melbourne, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Becoming the 2004 Laser Radial World Champion in Brisbane
  • Being selected for my first Olympic Games in Beijing
  • Winning selection for the 2012 London Olympics

Interesting Facts

  • After only taking the sport up at age 11, Krystal Weir turned her back on her state selection in hockey to focus on her sailing.
  • She claimed a silver medal at the Youth World Championships in the Laser Radial in Portugal before going on to become the 2004 Laser Radial World Champion. Her stunning victory was rewarded with Weir being named the Australian Female Sailor of the Year, Victorian Junior Athlete of the Year and Victorian Youth Sailor of the Year.
  • Despite her World Champion status, the Laser Radial was not a class in the Olympics and as such Weir had to convert to the Europe boat. She claimed some good results but failed to make the team.
  • Four years later Weir made the her Olympic debut in 2008 in Beijing in Yngling after missing out on competing in her more favoured Laser Radial class, which had become the single-handed class for Beijing. Despite having claimed silver at the Yngling World Championships earlier in the year, Weir and her crew, Karyn Gojnich and Angela Farrell, finished in 10th place in the tough conditions.
  • Weir performed consistently throughout 2011 and 2012 winning silver at the World Cup in Kiel, gold at the 2011 Australian Laser Radial Championships before signalling herself as a medal contender in London when she won the Medemblik World Cup only a couple of months prior to the London Olympic Games. As a new challenge Weir took up windsurfing and competed in the Windsurfer One-design, Olympic RS:X, and Formula Windsurfing classes at national level.

Sport

Years on national team

8

Coach

Laura Baldwin (2011 - current)
Lex Bertrand (2001 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Club

Sandringham Yacht Club (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy
Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne
Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Education

Primary

Elsternwick Primary School (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Shelford Girls Grammar (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Exercise Science - Australian Catholic University (2003 - 2006)


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