The Olympic yachting, an inspiration and a pioneer sailor Denmark’s Paul Elvstrom is no more. He died peacefully at the age of 88. Elvstrom died on Wednesday.
Elvstrom has natural death and he was not suffering from any type of health issues. Elvstrom was a great sailor and he took retirement from Olympic after sailing at Seoul. At Seoul Olympic, Elvstrom was 60 years old. His records were matched by only sailing champs Briston Ben Ainslie.
Ainslie was sad to hear the death news of Elvstrom and shared his condolence on twitter. On twitter he wrote “Sad to hear the news that legendary sailor Paul Elvstrom has left us and he is no more. Elvstrom was a great sailor and he is inspiring to many. He is an inspiration to all sailors who step into the boat for the first time. The sailing capabilities of Elvstrom will never be forgotten and it will remain in the heart of people associated with sailing.”
Elvstrom brought many medals for the country in various international racing and people of that time has memories of Elvstrom still in their mind. World sailing too recognized his efforts in the field of sailing passed their condolence. World Olympic said “Elvstrom was a hero in the world of sailing as well as for Denmark. With his unmatched game, he inspired many people and even in present generation sailors are taking him as an inspiration.” On the death of Elvstrom many people from sailing word shared their best memories and recalled good game of Elvstrom.
Elvstrom was a great sports person and his contribution to sailing can never be forgotten. He had created some incredible records that will always be recalled by young sailors as an inspiration and it will also act as motivation for many.