Tom Burton

Tom Burton

Sailing Schedule & Results

(Local) / 01:50 PM 16 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Medal Race

6 (3rd)


Tom Burton (AUS)
Tonci Stipanovic (CRO)
Sam Meech (NZL)

(Local) / 03:05 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 10

4 (4th)


(Local) / 01:05 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 09

11 (11th)


(Local) / 02:40 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 08

2 (2nd)


(Local) / 01:15 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 07

7 (7th)


(Local) / 02:30 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 06

14 (14th)


(Local) / 01:05 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 05

9 (9th)


(Local) / 02:40 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 04

10 (10th)


(Local) / 01:15 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 03

2 (2nd)


(Local) / 02:30 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 02

8 (8th)


(Local) / 01:05 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 01

17 (17th)


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Athlete Biography

Tom Burton will make his Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro after missing out on a spot at the London 2012 Games.

The Sydneysider trained alongside Tom Slingsby four years ago, competing for the one Laser position on the Australian Team. Slingsby was selected and went on to claim gold at Weymouth.

Burton finished second at the World Championships in 2014 and went on to win two World Cups in 2015 in Hyeres and Abu Dhabi. He claimed Australia’s one Laser spot for Rio from fellow countryman Matt Wearn after a tough selection battle.

Burton trains at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney, the same training base as fellow 2016 Team members Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse. He is coached by Sydney 2000 medallist Michael Blackburn, who also trained Slingsby.

He took up sailing at age nine, after following his dad to regattas. His Olympic dream was then sparked by a school excursion to Sydney Olympic Park during the Sydney 2000 Games.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 3rd - 2016 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland, Great Britain
  • 6th - 2016 Laser Standard Men's World Championship Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
  • 3rd - 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres, France
  • 13th - 2015 World Cup Miami, Florida, USA
  • 1st - 2015 Australian Championships, Lake Macquarie, NSW

Career Highlights

  • World Cup Champion 2014
  • World Cup Champion 2015
  • 2nd ISAF Worlds 2014

Education

  • Primary
    Baulkham Hills North Public School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Muirfield High School (NSW, Australia)

Training

  • Coach
    Michael Blackburn (2009-current)
  • Club
    Middle Harbour Yacht Club, NSW
  • Primary Training Base
    Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Europe

Q&A

Superstition/s
No regatta shirt during the same regatta.
Favourite food
Sushi
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Dream car
Ferrari
Star Sign
Cancer
I would spend my last $10 on
Sushi
Tattoos/Piercings
none
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Cycling
First Olympic Memory?
Going to Homebush for a school excursion during Sydney Olympics.
Most Influential person in your career/life
Mum/Dad
Why this sport?
Family History and the love of the body, mind, environment challenge.