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Silver Medalists reflect on the 2012 Olympic Regatta

'July 30, 2012 Weymouth, England - Mens Skiff (49er) Silver medalists, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) cross behind Gold medalists, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS)'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Silver medalists in the 49er at the 2012 Olympic Regatta, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke reflect on their achievement and homecoming..

Home sweet home.

Celebrating the Silver Medal win after the Medal Race -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo
This last week has been super cool ...

We’re so very proud to have won an Olympic medal for NZ.

It was extra special having our silver medal presented by Kiwi board sailing legend Barbara Kendall at the medal ceremony.

Our silver medal is Kerikeri's first ever Olympic medal, New Zealand's 100th, and the first NZ sailing medal won by other than a board sailor for 20 years.

We have been very humbled by all the messages, emails and texts.

It was really exciting getting to London from Weymouth (four hour road trip) to experience the last couple of days of the Olympics and the Athletes Village – we managed to support the team at the mountain biking and also see the 4x100m men’s relay World record.

August 7, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Blair Tuke and Peter Burling on the 2012 Olympic medal podium at Portland -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo
Kiwi House was alive with supporters - partying, photos and signing autographs.

Being part of the closing ceremony was the perfect finish to an amazing two weeks of the London Olympics.

The flight home was fun having all the other athletes on the plane and the Airport welcome was something else. We were expected a few supporters but not the arrivals lounge to be packed ... cheering, haka, cameras, TV,interviews etc.

Next it was off to Kerikeri where we were blown away by Blair’s home town reception, so many people so genuinely excited for us, 'the biggest crowd from the smallest town'.

We’re both looking forward to Pete’s home town welcome in Tauranga on Wednesday.

August 7, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Blair Tuke and Peter Burling receive their Silver medals from Barbara Kendall -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo
We have really enjoyed the last four years journey culminating in standing on the Olympic podium. Debriefs and planning will be done once the excitement dies down a little ? we look forward to attacking the next challenges with the same style and vigour.

An amazing group of people have helped us along the way – it has been a real team effort, not just us on the boat, but support from family, friends, supporters, YNZ, coach Jez Fanstone, programs David Slyfield and all our loyal sponsors ... we sincerely thank you all for helping make our London Olympics 2012 campaign a success.

Cheers Peter and Blair.

Martin Tasker interview after the medal ceremony


Campbell Live after the medal ceremony

Weymouth, England - Blair Tuke and Peter Burling -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Mens Skiff (49er) Silver medalists, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) and Gold medalists, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Blair Tuke and Peter Burling sailing upwind before the start of fleet racing on the final day in the 49er class. -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 15, 2012 - Auckland, New Zealand- Peter Burling (49er - Silver), Jo Aleh (Womens 470 - Gold), Olivia Powrie (Womens 470 Gold), Blair Tuke (49er - Silver) on their arrival at Auckland Airport -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

July 30, 2012 Weymouth, England - Mens Skiff (49er) Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - 9th place in Heat 1 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 7, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Blair Tuke and Peter Burling cross the finish line to take the Silver Medal with the Medal Race in hand -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 7, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Blair Tuke and Peter Burling in the penultimate race of the 2012 Olympics -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 8, 2012 - Weymouth, England -49er Medal presentation -from left Peter Burling, Blair Tuke (NZL), Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen (AUS), Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang (DEN). Who else but a NZer would wear jandals on on an Olympic podium? -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

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