Tom Burton - Sailing

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Hi, my name is Tom Burton

I am passionate about Education because living is learning J


Sport:                                                  Sailing

Born:                                                   1990

Lives:                                                  Sydney, NSW                                     

Olympic Games:                                 2016 

Olympic Results:                                 1st      


Primary School:                                  Baulkham Hills Primary School

High School:                                       Muirfield High School

Favourite subject:                               Maths

Favourite memory from school:          Pe Class



Childhood ambition:                            Play Rugby for Wallabies

Favourite toy growing up:                   Football

Best holiday:                                       Hawaii

Band/music/song you love                  Blink 182

Favourite food:                                   Sushi

Earliest memory:                                Kicking a soccer ball

Role model / idol:                               Ben Ainslie. Greatest UK sailor of all time.

Interests other than sport:                  Fitness industry.

Football team:                                    St George

Sportsmanship means ….                  Doing your best. Accepting defeat and acknowledging            your opponents.



What is one of your greatest memories from the Olympic Games?
The final race, going in with the silver medal and finishing with the Gold

How did you come to participate in your chosen sport? How old were you?
My dad was very into sailing when I was young and traveling around to regattas made me very involved with sailing. I was around boats my whole like and started competing from 12 years old.

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