This is exactly this sort of blatant disregard for reality from the supposed “leaders” of this sport that continues to keep it in the dark ages. Gosling should be ashamed of herself…
Sarah Gosling, a two-time Olympic champion who now sits on the World Sailing council as the athletes’ representative, does not deny the viruses and bacteria pose a danger in Rio’s sewage-infested waters.
The Briton simply believes that Olympic glory makes the risk worthwhile.
“Winning a gold medal will make up for anything – it’s really not that relevant,” Gosling said on Tuesday, discussing the fetid waters.
“There are plenty and plenty of reports out there about athletes who their whole life is about winning medals, and anything that happens on the way is kind of irrelevant.”