Victoria Couple in Skud Class Win Sailing Silver Medal

Medal Winners Mcroberts

Sept 21, 2016

Victoria Couple John McRoberts and Jackie Gay, win a hard fought Silver Medal in the Skud class at the Paralympic Games.

John, a quadriplegic, since driving into shallow water at the age of 18, is the helmsman and tactician, while Jackie does sail trim.
Jackie, lost her leg will crash in Cameroon, when a landslide sent her and her former husband’s Land Rover over a cliff.

For John, having won gold in 1996 and bronze in 2008, this will bring to an end, his and Jackie’s Olympic dreams as the sailing program is been removed from the 2020 games in Tokyo..

Congratulations to both of you, your support group and your coaches!

 

 

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