MAURY Serge (1946) France/ Yachting
The finn is to Olympic sailing what the skiff is to rowing: the only discipline in which competitors are alone. The organizers supply the boats so that everyone has the same chance of winning.At the Munich games in 1972, nobody wanted boat no. 13 - they were all too superstitious. But Frenchman Serge Maury took it and won on the water at Kiel.Taking the world title the following year, he proved that his gold win was not simply down to good luck.