Road to Rio

Jorge Zarif
Sailing Brazil

Jorge Zarif

Champion at 2013 Finn Gold Cup in Tallinn and 2013 Finn Junior World Championships Four-time national champion and two-time South-American champion
Full name: Jorge João Zarif Date and location of birth: 30 September 1992 – São Paulo (SP), Brazil
Height: 1.91m Weight: 95kg
Sport category: sailing – finn class

Trivia

Started sailing aged eight Encouraged by his father, who was also an Olympian Sails with the same number as his father’s 109
Prefers to stay at home Likes to play tennis and basketball
Best moment when he won the 2013 world Championships Worst moment when he did not qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

What makes the Rio 2016 Games different

Idols

“The warmth and kindness of Brazilian people. Certainly, the Rio Games will be great for athletes. ” Rafael Nadal
Kobe Bryant
Robert Scheidt
Jorge Zarif
The feeling of listening to the Brazilian national anthem when you are up on the podium is really good. You remember all you have gone through and think that all the hard work was worth it.
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