In lights wind, Australia’s Men’s 470 sailing team won Gold at this year’s much heralded London Olympic Games. The team of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, coached by, Victor Kovalenko, is part of an International group of Maui Jim Ambassadors who represent Maui Jim.
In the final race, Australia, Great Britain, Argentina and Croatia jockeyed for position in the six knot winds on the south coast of Britain. Belcher and Page’s skill prevailed over the host nation to take Gold for Australia with Great Britain awarded the Silver Medal and Argentina the Bronze.
Malcolm Page, honored for his commitment to the sport of Sailing and his country, was chosen to be the flag bearer for Australia at today’s memorable closing ceremony.
“Everyone at Maui Jim sends their congratulations to Mathew and Malcolm and Victor,” said Harry Rhodes, Vice President of Sales for Maui Jim. “They are outstanding athletes, but more importantly, they are terrific people with big hearts and loads of passion for their sport. We’re glad that Maui Jim is included in the equipment that helps them be at the top of their game!”
Richard Hoare, Managing Director of Maui Jim Australia has echoed these sentiments, “well done to Mathew, Malcolm and Victor on their outstanding Olympic achievement. We are so proud of their success.”
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page both wore Maui Jim’s Canoes sunglasses throughout the competition.
“These sunglass frames are made from Grilamid, a light, durable polymer that is known for its extreme bending strength,” said Richard Hoare.
“The Maui Jim portfolio of sunglasses is designed to protect eyes from sun damage during a wide range of sports, from fishing, paddling and boating to golf, tennis, biking and running. Maui Jim is known for its unique bi-gradient mirror technology that cuts glare from the top and bottom of each lens so the glasses literally “squint” for the wearer. Canoes lenses use Maui Evolution technology that fuse the optical crispness of SuperThin glass with the durability of polycarbonate lenses,” he said.