Hannah Mills

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Hannah Mills
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Born 29 February 1988 (1988-02-29) (age 27)
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

Hannah Mills (born 29 February 1988) is a British sailor who won a Silver medal for Team GB with her crew Saskia Clark in the 2012 Olympics.[1]

Mills was born in Cardiff, Wales, and started sailing at Cardiff Sailing Centre (originally called Llanishen Sailing Centre) when she was 8 years old[1][2][3] before moving up to sail for the Welsh National Optimist Squad and winning the British Optimist Championships in 2001.[2]

In 2002, Hannah was voted UK Young Sailor of the Year and BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year.[4]

At the 2011 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta and the 2011 Weymouth & Portland International Regatta, Hannah won a Silver medal in the 470 Women class.[5]

After suffering a black flag in the very first race of the championships, Hannah and her crew Saskia claimed Gold at the 2012 470 World Championships in Barcelona.[6]

On 10 August 2012 Hannah Mills helming for Saskia Clark won a Silver Medal at the Olympic games in Weymouth. Mills battled hard throughout the event, not finishing outside the top 6 the entire regatta. She went into the medal race with crew Saskia Clark equal points with the New Zealand team and far enough ahead of the rest of the fleet that both boats were battling it out for Gold and Silver. After a great start, however, there was a dramatic wind shift and they came 9th in the medal race, which gave them the Silver medal[citation needed].

On 10 December 2014, Mills and Clark were robbed at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro while in training for the 2016 Olympics.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Silver delight for Olympic 2012 sailor Hannah Mills". BBC. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Stuart, Hamish (20 September 2011). "Hannah’s Olympic boost for Welsh sailing". Yachts and Yachting. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Behind Every Star - Hannah Mills and Ollie Green". Sport Wales. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hannah Mills - Team GB Profile". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "ISAF Sailor Profile". ISAF. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mills and Clark make history with first 470 Worlds win". RYA.org.uk. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  7. ^ BBC Sport - "Hannah Mills & Saskia Clark robbed at knifepoint in Rio", 11 December. Accessed 11 Dec 2014

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