Olympic pride

Olympic pride

Rodolfo Pires, a 15-year-old sailor from the Portimão Marina Yacht Club, clinched a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China last weekend.
Competing in the Men’s Byte CII sailing event, Pires came second in the overall ranking behind Singaporean Bernie Chin and ahead of Hungarian Jonatan Vadnai.
“It went really well,” Pires said of the competition. “I still have my medal around my neck. It was a unique experience and only those who are able to compete in the Olympics can describe the feeling.”