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America’s Cup: Tom Slingsby to stay with Oracle Team USA

Tom Slingsby

Tom Slingsby

Tom Slingsby has re-signed with rich America’s Cup champions Oracle Team USA in a decision that appears likely to scupper any hopes of him repeating his London Olympic heroics.

Slingsby rescued Australia from its silver medal malaise at the London Games, winning Australia’s first individual gold medal of the 2012 Olympics, with victory in the Laser class dinghy.

But the 29-year-old has now put his Olympic career on hold, re-signing with Oracle Team USA – backed by billionaire software boss Larry Ellison and saying he wants to concentrate on the lucrative America’s Cup competition for now.

The full story from Miles Godfrey of AAP is here.

By Miles Godfrey, AAP


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