Rio Olympics Sailing
Brazil’s Best Olympic Sport
In a country obsessed with football and where other sports compete for scarce resources, sailing stands out as one of the most bankable options for medals at the Olympics for Brazil. This year, local medal hopes are led by 49erFX two-women skiff sailors Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze. Grael won the World Championships in 2014 and finished fifth in 2016. The evergreen and super-experienced Robert Scheidt is always a medal chance, especially in local conditions. Scheidt will be representing Brazil in his sixth Olympics this year.