Britain's Nick Thompson becomes Laser World Champion
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Nick Thompson has become Britain's first Laser World Champion in six years after winning the title in Canada.
The 29-year-old won the men's single-handed class with a race to spare on the final day of the seven-day regatta in Kingston.
Thompson had finished second and third in previous championships.
"I've come so close but never quite won one and I finally do it the year before the Olympics when it really matters," he said.
"I'm over the moon. It's been a long time coming."
Silver went to Germany's Philipp Buhl and bronze to Australian Tom Burton.