Murdoch lands bronze at European champs

Last updated 09:58 28/07/2013
Andrew Murdoch
STOKED: Andrew Murdoch has claimed bronze at the world championships in Germany.

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New Zealand sailor Andrew Murdoch has won his first medal at a major international Finn regatta with bronze at the European championships in Germany.

Light winds meant there was no racing on the final day at Warnemunde, leaving Murdoch in third place and fellow Kiwi Josh Junior fifth.

Murdoch, a two-time Olympian in the Laser class, announced his move to the heavyweight single-hander earlier this year and in what is just his third major international in the class he has come away with a podium finish.

Before now the 31-year-old's best result in the Finn was a seventh at ISAF Sailing World Cup, in Palma earlier this year. 

"I'm pretty stoked to have just picked up bronze," Murdoch said.

"I have a couple of travel days (days off) now to Estonia where I'll begin preparing for the world champs which start late August."

Meanwhile, Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders have finished ninth at the inaugural Nacra 17 world championships in The Hague.

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