The University of Charleston is becoming Olympic U. immediately after Paris Henken (’22) competed in the Rio 2016 Games, alums Juan Maegli (’15), Enrique Arathoon (’17), and Stefano Peschiera (’18) will all compete this year in the Men’s Laser course celebration at the 2020 Summer time Olympic Game titles in Tokyo, Japan.
The three hope to sign up for the ranks of previous College of Charleston Olympians and silver medalists Jim Brady (Barcelona 1992) and John C. Lovell (Athens 2004).
“The drive and determination required to make it to the Games in the Laser is truly challenging to fathom,” Director of Sailing Kevin Jewett stated. ‘There will be 30+ boats in their fleet, all peak athletes symbolizing their nations and battling for the podium. A few of them share a bond that ties them further than borders and that is really specific.”
Maegli will be creating his fourth consecutive excursion to Olympics this summer season following positioning eighth in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Maegli gained the 2013 Everett B. Morris Trophy as the College or university Sailor of the 12 months.
Arathoon will represent El Salvador following placing 24th in Rio. He will be the initial sailor to signify El Salvador at two Olympic Games when activities start out this summer.
“I am from Guatemala Town and have lived there all my existence,” Arathoon stated. “My mom is from El Salvador, so I have dual citizenship and chose to depict El Salvador for sailing.”
Arathoon is a Guatemala City indigenous, and will stand for El Salvado by his mom.
“We are a little nation and having the pleasure of representing El Salvador in two Olympic Games is a terrific honor. It is also a duty and commitment to represent all Salvadorans, a nation that has endured from violence. I want to clearly show that there are superior things happening there much too, and as athletes we can established an illustration for the youth.”
Peschiera positioned 31st in the Rio Olympics, and soon after getting a 6-thirty day period split, he is building a comeback at the behest of his spouse and children.
“It was difficult mainly because I went to my very first Olympic Video games with a whole lot of expectation, being aware of that I experienced the prospective,” Peschiera stated. “Not reaching my goals, and following placing myself below so a lot force and building so quite a few requires of myself, led me to make a hurried determination.”
Peshiera served the College of Charleston group seize their eighth Fowle Trophy and grew to become the fifth sailor to receive the Everett B. Morris Trophy as College or university Sailor of the Yr. The Peru indigenous also received the 2017 ICSA Men’s Singlehanded Nationwide Championship.
“I took 6 months off, completed my reports and later on my relatives confident me to return. This sport operates through my veins. My initially function right after my comeback was superior, without having any tension, and that determined me to start off my marketing campaign to [the 2020 Olympic Games in] Tokyo,” Peschiera provides.
The a few will contend in the 33-gentleman discipline Men’s Laser course opposition commencing July 25 with the medal race on August 1.
Race agenda is staggered for the ten sailing situations from July 25 to August 4.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Method
Men’s One particular Man or woman Dinghy – ILCA 7
Women’s One particular Human being Dinghy – ILCA 6
Men’s Two Human being Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFx
Men’s 1 Man or woman Dinghy Hefty – Finn
Men’s Windsurfing – RS:X
Women’s Windsurfing – RS:X
Blended Multihull – Nacra 17
Original dates: July 24 to August 9, 2020
Revised dates: July 23 to August 8, 2021