Alison Young (sailor)

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Alison Young (born 29 May 1987 in Worcestershire) [1] is a British sailor.[2] She competed in the Laser Radial class event at the 2012 Summer Olympics where she placed 5th.[3] At the 2016 Laser World Championships, she won gold in the laser radial class [4] and in doing so became the first British woman to become world champion in a solo Olympic dinghy class. [5] Her best World Championship performance before this was 4th in 2012.[4]

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.[6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alison Young profile". BBC Sport. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Alison Young". London 2012. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Women's Laser Radial: Event Standings". London 2012. Archived from the original on 6 April 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Laser World Championships: Alison Young wins Radial gold in Rio 2016 boost". BBC Sport. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/apr/21/alison-young-gold-world-championships-laser-radial-sailing
  6. ^ https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/sport/14686043.Broken_ankle_no_excuse__says_Young_after_finishing_eighth_in_Olympic_sailing/