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.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Timing is everything for junior cyclist Kergozou Dean: 'A gutsy and impressive ride' from Bauer Nibali acknowledges cycling's image is still recovering Aussie boxer sees NY sights, before the fight of his life Pyeongchang Winter Olympics boss resigns Bauer's Tour de France dream shattered Quiz: Test your sports knowledge - July 22 Strong team picked for badminton world champs Jack Bauer's father sheds tears for his son Junior Black Sox hammered in world final 9-0

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.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Of these accolades, which would you like to win most?

Football's golden ball

Commonwealth Games gold

US Open tennis title

World Cup of Darts

Tour de France yellow jersey

British Open golf title

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content