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Nicolas Rolaz

Switzerland´s Nicolas Rolaz crowned Optimist World Champion 2014

Nicolas Rolaz (SUI)

Champion du Monde Optimist 2014: "Je n´aurais pas pu m’imaginer que j’allais devenir champion du monde ... maintenant, je voudrais participer aux jeux olympiques." Avec l’incroyable entraîneur "Zizi", Zdzislaw Staniul, à ses cotés, ce rêve pourrait se réaliser.

Mistrz Świata 2014 Optimist: "Nigdy nie wyobrażałem sobie, że bedę Mistrzem Świata ... teraz myślę o Igrzyskach Olimpijskich." Razem z "Zizi", Zdzisławem Staniul - legendarnym trenerem, jego marzenie stało się rzeczywistością.

Optimist World Champion 2014: "I never imagined I would become a World Champion ... now I want to qualify for the Olympic Games." Together with" Zizi", Zdzislaw Staniul, the legendary coach, his dream could become true.

Optimist Weltmeister 2014: „ Ich habe mir nicht vorstellen können, Weltmeister zu werden ... jetzt möchte ich zu den Olympischen Spielen." Gemeinsam mit "Zizi", Zdzislaw Staniul, dem legendären Trainer an seiner Seite, könnte sein Traum wahr werden.

Nicolas Rolaz (SUI) - World Champion 2014

Tactical Sailing wishes to congratulate Nicolas on his optimist regatta success. We also wish to congratulate his coach Zdzislaw Zizi Staniul, who supported Nicolas with his tactical coaching for the World Championship 2014. Also team leader Carmen Casco, who gave incredible mental advice.
The Final Results see Nicolas Rolaz with a very comfortable finish on 38 points, followed by Voravong Rachrattanaruk representing Thailand with 60 points and Dimitris Papadimitriou from Greece with 63 points in third.

Nicolas the Champion
Nicolas and friends
Happy SUI-Team
Carmen Casco, Zizi Staniul, SUI Team

Back home: "First of all we want to say THANK YOU to ARGENTINA 2014! You all did a great job and we spent a wonderful time there! We will come back! We had a great welcome at the airport in Switzerland where a lot of parents, sailors, coaches, officials, TV, etc. were expecting us. We were overwhelmed with good wishes and congratulations. It was very emotional. We all will surely never forget this exciting moment. THANKS TO ALL!"

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