A Venezuelan sportsman sets sail for the Olympics

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Jose Gutierrez grew up learning to sail on the Caribbean coast. Today, he’s a contender for the Summer Olympic Games.

For this week’s Olympian segment on “Americas Now,” we’ll introduce you to this Venezuelan yachtsman.

Venezuela has near perfect year-round sailing conditions but very few competitive sailors. That’s been a challenge for Gutierrez, who will represent his country in the 2016 Rio Games.

Finances have kept Jose from participating in as many international competitions as other sailors. But that didn’t sink his Olympic dreams.

Check out our visit with José training on the coast of Venezuela.

A Venezuelan sportsman sets sail for the Olympics

A Venezuelan sportsman sets sail for the Olympics

Jose Gutierrez grew up learning to sail on the Caribbean coast. Today, he’s a contender for the Summer Olympic Games. For this week’s Olympian segment on “Americas Now,” we’ll introduce you to this Venezuelan yachtsman. Venezuela has near perfect year-round sailing conditions but very few competitive sailors. That’s been a challenge for Gutierrez, who will represent his country in the 2016 Rio Games. Finances have kept Jose from participating in as many international competitions as other sailors. But that didn't sink his Olympic dreams. Check out our visit with José training on the coast of Venezuela.