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Markus Deibler
Steffen Deibler
Gail Emms
Misty May-Treanor
Emanuel Rêgo
Xavier Rohart
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Shingo Suetsugu
Eamon Sullivan
Lisbeth Trickett
Adam van Koeverden
Kerri Walsh
Liu Xiang
Xavier Rohart
Name:  Xavier Rohart
Hometown:  Fos sur mer, France
Age:  29
Team:  France Sailing
Hobbies:  Charity work, pets, home

Nicknamed �Bigfrog�, Xavier Rohart picked up sailing at the very young age of 7. Paired with his former crew member, Yannick Adde, Xavier went on to become one of the best in the world in the Finn class. He competed in the 1992 Olympic Regatta in Barcelona and the 2000 Olympic Regatta in Sydney and came very close to winning a medal (Xavier finished 7th and 5th respectively).

At the suggestion of French sailing coach and long time friend Daniel Dahon, Xavier paired up with his current crew member, Pascal Rambeau, to sail the Star boat together in 2003. With a new partner and a new boat, Xavier won the 2003 ISAF Sailing World Championship in the Star class in Cadiz, Spain as well as the 2005 Star World in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Xavier �Bigfrog� Rohart obtained his first ever Olympic medal during the 2004 Athens Olympics where his stellar performance was awarded with a bronze medal.

Expect Xavier to be competing for Gold in Qingdao for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Career Highlights
  • 2007 2nd at the Star World Championship in Cascais, Portugal
  • 2006 3rd at the Star World Championship in San Francisco, USA
  • 2005 1st at the Star World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2004 Athens 2004 Olympics � bronze medal
  • 2003 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award 2003 nominee
  • 2003 French Sailors of the Year (together with Pascal Rambeau)
  • 2003 1st at the Star World Championship in Cadiz, Spain
  • 2002 1st at the ISAF World Sailing Games in Marseille, France (sailing a J/80 with Francois Brenac)
  • 2002 3rd at the Star World Championship and voted best French Athlete
  • 2000 Olympic Regatta in Sydney � finished 5th in the Finn
  • 1992 Olympic Regatta in Barcelona � finished 7th in the Finn
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