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Experienced sailor Postma (37) stops after a failed olympic mission

Sailor Pieter-Jan Postma has Saturday one point behind his career. The 37-year-old Frieze was not in order for the fourth time participation in the Olympic Games to enforce.

Postma took his decision right after the EK Finn in Athens last week, when it became clear that he will not participate in the Games of 2020 in Tokyo. He lost the kwalificatiestrijd of Nicholas Heiner.

Postma did three times at the Olympic Games. His best result was fourth place in London in 2012, where he had hopes of reclaiming the gold. Also in Beijing (2008) and Rio de Janeiro (2016) had the Fries there.

In total obtained Postma nine national titles and he fought also in world cup’s are often in the front. A world title he achieved never.

“Highlights hit you, the lows hit you. It is sport, it is a journey and everything is an experience”, says Postma, who the topsails will be missed. “Sailing with the wind and the waves, on that of a boat, is magnificent.”

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