Bryony Shaw

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Bryony Shaw
Medal record
Competitor for  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Sailboard
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Buzios Women's RS:X
Silver medal – second place 2015 Muscat Women's RS:X
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Sicily Women's RS:X
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Tel Aviv Women's RS:X
Silver medal – second place 2006 Alacati Women's RS:X

Bryony Elisabeth Shaw (born 28 April 1983, Wandsworth) is a British windsurfer. She lives in Tunbridge Wells. Her boyfriend is Greg King, also a British windsurfer.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

She first began windsurfing in the south of France in 1992. She attended Cheney Upper School on Cheney Lane near Headington in Oxford gaining A levels in Art, Maths and Biology, where her father had been teaching Business Studies for PhD at Oxford Brookes University. She had windsurfed on Farmoor Reservoir to the west of Oxford. She went to Cardiff University to study Architecture where she stayed for a year before committing to windsurfing full-time in 2004.[1]


She won the bronze medal in the women's RS:X class at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the first ever women's windsurfing medal for the British Olympic team. She trains at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

Shaw ranked 8th at the 2008 RS:X World Championship, and 12th at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships.[2]

2008 Summer Olympic regatta
Race 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Medal race Net Position
4 3 11 6 OCS 6 5 3 1 2 2 45 3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bryony Shaw, Sailor biography". ISAF. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  2. ^ "RS:X - Women - Overall Results". Beijing Olympics 2008. ISAF. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 

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