Darren Bundock

(L-R) Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby of Australia receive their silver medals for finishing second in the Tornado class event held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by

Athlete Biography

1971 –

Multiple world champion Darren Bundock won his first Olympic silver medal, with John Forbes, in the Tornados on Sydney Harbour. At Athens 2004, the two teamed up again to finish a close sixth. Athens was Forbes’ Olympic swansong but Bundock pressed on to Beijing 2008 where, with Glenn Ashby, he won another silver medal in the same event, behind the Spanish crew. Entering Beijing, Bundock and Ashby were the leading contender for the gold medal, based on their two world championships since coming together in 2005.