Annie Lush

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Annie Lush (born 11 April 1980) is an English sailor. She was born in Poole, Dorset.[1]

As of 2012, Lush is 1.78 metres (5 ft 10 in) tall and weighs 77.5 kilograms (171 lb).[1] Lush attended Cambridge University where she was awarded Blues in rowing, sailing and rugby.[2]

Lush was a candidate for selection for the 2008 Summer Olympics in the Yngling three-person keelboat class with crewmates Lucy MacGregor and double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson.[1] Despite winning the bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships, the trio were overlooked for selection in favour of Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson who ended up winning gold in the Olympic event.[1]

In 2010 Lush teamed up with sisters Lucy and Kate MacGregor and Mary Rook to win gold at the ISAF women's match racing World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. The British crew won the final 3–2 over an American team helmed by two-time world title-winner Sally Barkow.[3] At the 2011 Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia, Lush reached the final of the match-racing event, as part of a crew with Lucy and Kate MacGregor, where they were beaten 4–0 by the United States boat skippered by Anna Tunnicliffe.[4] The three won a gold medal at the 2011 World Cup event in Hyères, France by beating Barkow's crew 3–0 in the final.[5][6]

Lush was selected to compete for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the newly created Elliott 6 metres match-racing event. She competed alongside sisters Lucy and Kate MacGregor.[7] Together the three are nicknamed the "Match Race Girls".[8][9][10] The event took place at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy with the round robin group stage being held from 29 July to 4 August 2012.[11] The team finished 7th in the competition.[12] 2013 Annie selected for team SCA Volvo Ocean Race, team based in Lanzarotte Canary Isles, www.thedailysail.com/inshore/.../two-more-crew-announced-for-team-sc..

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Annie Lush: Team GB". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "SAILING - Annie Lush selected for London 2012". University of Cambridge. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Macgregor claims world match racing title". Yahoo Sport. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Poole crew avenge World Championship loss to USA with victory at ISAF World Cup". thisisdorset.co.uk. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "GB women win six medals at sailing World Cup regatta". BBC Sport. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Leven, Kate (29 April 2011). "Lucy MacGregor's crew wins gold for Britain at Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres". The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "London 2012: Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell picked in 470 class for Team GB". BBC Sport. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Al-Samarrai, Riath (9 July 2012). "Why three into one does go, for girls with a golden goal: Sportsmail takes a ride with the Match Racing Girls". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Warner, Michelle (10 July 2012). "Best of British Celebration Day with Skandia Team GBR At Cowes Week". Island Pulse. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "100 days to go: Match Race Girls from Dorset look forward to sailing events". Dorset Echo. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Women's Elliott 6m". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Women's Elliot 6m at the 2012 Summer Olympics". www.olympics.org. IOC. Retrieved 16 August 2013.