Bryony Shaw wins silver at windsurfing World Championships
Last Updated: 24/10/15 4:16pm
Great Britain's Bryony Shaw has won silver at the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Oman.
The 32-year-old finished a disappointing seventh at London 2012, but looks capable of replicating or bettering her 2008 Olympic bronze medal next summer.
Shaw added a second RS:X World Championship silver to her collection by finishing runner-up in the medal race in Mussanah as preparations for the Rio Games continued strongly.
"This was a target event and one I wanted to peak for," the world No 1 said.
"Midway through the week I could see that it was going to be a really tough fight and come down to the medal race.
"It's great that I'm able to perform on medal race day, it seems to be a strength of mine, and certainly sailing on the fin now it seems my speed has really improved.
"All of those things coming together and the board speed stuff really helps when you're trying to perform at your peak regatta. It's all those hard yards put into practice."
Two-time world champion Nick Dempsey finished 13th in the men's event, while podium potential sailor Kieran Martin finished his regatta 17th and as the second under-21 sailor.