6 Mar 2024

Tom Saunders gets place in Paris Olympic Games

From Checkpoint, 5:24 pm on 6 March 2024

Sailor Tom Saunders has been battling for an Olympic place for more than a decade.

Finally the 32 year old ILCA athlete has made it.

A prodigiously talented youth sailor, Saunders went on to win the senior world championships in 2021 but has been pipped several times for Olympic selection.

Today, Saunders was one of five New Zealand sailors, from four different different classes, named for the Paris Olympic Games.

Sports reporter Felicity Reid reports.