KENDALL Bruce (1964) Barbara (1967) New Zealand / Yachting
A regatta racer since his childhood, it was on a windsurf board that the New Zealander was to attain Olympic victory. He won on the waters of Seoul in 1988 four years after coming third when windsurfing first became an official Olympic event. He was back in the running in Barcelona in 1992, but ended up at the bottom of the podium. Even so, he had the fortune to see his sister Barbara win the women's event. Barbara Kendall was still at the top in her sport at the Atlanta Games in 1996, but failed in her quest to win a second gold medal. She was beaten by Chinese wind-surfer Lai Shan Lee.