Brazilian sailor and who is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and has also won two silvers, making him one of the most successful sailors ever.
He won his first gold medal in International Competition at the 1995 World Championships.
He won a total of five Olympic medals from 1996 to 2012.
He married Lithuanian Olympic silver medal winner Gintarė Volungevičiūtė in 2008.
He competed in his first Olympics in 1996 where runner Carl Lewis won his 4th gold medal at the long jump event.