BONE Oliver

29 Apr 1981
40
Male
MONTREAL, QC
 
Canada
MONTREAL, QC
 
Canada

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
SAL Sailing Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470 17

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Enoshima
Finished
Followed by
Enoshima
Finished
Zushi
Finished
Followed by
Zushi
Finished
Zushi
Finished
Followed by
Zushi
Finished
Zushi
Finished
Followed by
Zushi
Finished
Zushi
Finished
Followed by
Zushi
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:
Olympic Games
RankEventYearLocation
294702008Beijing, CHN

ISAF World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
294702007Cascais, POR

Class North American Championships
RankEventYearLocation
234702020Miami, FL, USA

World Cup
RankEventYearLocation
234702020Miami, FL, USA
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Oli, Bone, Obone (canadianathletesnow.ca, 01 Sep 2008)
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Surfing, cooking, reading and cycling. (sailing.org, 26 Oct 2017)
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Commerce - Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, CAN
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English, French
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Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron [Halifax, NS, CAN]
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He began sailing at age seven and competed in his first race at age 13. (worldsailing.org, 26 Oct 2017)
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As a child, his parents wanted him out of the house during the summer, so he joined a sailing camp. (worldsailing.org, 26 Oct 2017)
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To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (thechronicleherald.ca, 19 Mar 2020)
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Canadian athlete and humanitarian Terry Fox. (worldsailing.org, 26 Oct 2017)
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His first sailing coach, Mike Legare. (worldsailing.org, 26 Oct 2017)
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"What's amazing about sailing is you're out on the water. It's the freedom. It's you against nature." (globalnews.ca, 06 Jun 2013)
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In 2007 and 2008 he was named Male Sailor of the Year by Sail Nova Scotia in Canada. (sailnovascotia.ca, 01 Sep 2019)

General Interest

General
TOUGH TIMES FOLLOWING BEIJING
He said he battled mental illness, including suicidal thoughts, following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he and sailing partner Stephane Locus failed to win a medal in the 470. "It's the Olympics. It's the pinnacle of sport. It was not the best experience. We under-performed and lost confidence in ourselves right before the Olympics started. It was a hard pill to swallow. You're basically doing something for your entire life leading up to an event only to fail. There were lots of dark thoughts of suicide. How do you cope with being a failure? I never wanted to step foot in a sailboat again. I said I'm through, I'm done. The sport's killed me, wrecked me and ruined me financially and mentally. It really affected my personal life and relationships. There were some days, some pretty dark days when I can't really tell you what I did or what happened." (globalnews.ca, 06 Jun 2013)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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