Paul Goodison

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Paul Goodison
Paul Goodison, October 2008.jpg
Goodison at the parade in London to celebrate the achievements of British competitors at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Laser class
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Halifax Laser class
Gold medal – first place 2016 Hayama Moth class

Paul Martin Goodison MBE (born 29 November 1977, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) is an English sailor.

In March 2005, he was ranked 2nd in the world in the Laser, behind Robert Scheidt of Brazil, and ahead of Michael Blackburn of Australia and Mark Mendelblatt of the United States.[1]

He won the gold medal in the Men's Laser class at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2] In 2009 he won the Laser World Championships, in Halifax, Canada.[3] He also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing 4th, and the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 7th.[4]

Goodison joined Artemis Racing for their 2017 Louis Vuitton Challenger’s Trophy campagin.[5][6]

He is an avid supporter of Sheffield United.

Goodison was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[7]


  1. ^ "ISAF: World Sailing Rankings; Single-handed dinghy men - Laser". 4 March 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Beijing 2008 - Men's Laser". IOC. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "2009 Laser World Championships". International Laser Class Association. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Paul Goodison at". Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Racing, Artemis. "Paul Goodison Joins Artemis Racing". Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Form Guide: Moth World Championship >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 17. 

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