Sarah Webb Gosling

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Great Britain
Women's Sailing
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Yngling class
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Yngling class
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Cascais Yngling
Gold medal – first place 2008 Miami Yngling
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Blanes Yngling

Sarah Kathleen Webb Gosling OBE (born 13 January 1977 in Ashford, Surrey)[1] is a British professional sailor and twice Olympic gold medalist.

Sailing career[edit]

Webb joined the Royal Yachting Association's youth squad and competed in the Laser Radial Class in the ISAF Youth World Championships in 1995 and 1996.[1]

She won a gold medal in the Yngling sailing class in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, together with Shirley Robertson and Sarah Ayton, collectively nicknamed "Three Blondes in a Boat."[2] She repeated this success in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, together with Pippa Wilson and Sarah Ayton.[3]

In early 2007, Webb appeared on and won BBC cookery programme Ready Steady Cook against fellow Olympic medallist Nick Rogers.

Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[4]

She married multi-millionaire Adam Gosling, a son of the former car park tycoon Sir Donald Gosling in 2009. The couple have one child together. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sarah Webb". www.olympics.org.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Olympic shootout for Athens blondes". BBC Sport Online. 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  3. ^ "GB Yngling women breeze to gold". BBC Sport Online. 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 13. 31 December 2008.
  5. ^ 'Nervous' Olympic sailor marries, BBC News, February 9, 2009. Retrieved 02-24-2009.

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