Alison Young (sailor)
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Alison Young (born 29 May 1987 in Worcestershire)  is a British sailor. She competed in the Laser Radial class event at the 2012 Summer Olympics where she placed 5th. At the 2016 Laser World Championships, she won gold in the laser radial class  and in doing so became the first British woman to become world champion in a solo Olympic dinghy class.  Her best World Championship performance before this was 4th in 2012.
Young was one of the favourites going into the Rio 2016 Olympics but ended up finishing 8th overall. However, it came to light after the event that Young had suffered a broken ankle eight weeks prior to the Olympics but she refused to use this as an excuse for not finishing higher.
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