28 February 2020

Sailing: Bryony Shaw finishes fourth at World Championships

March 29, 2012

Beijing bronze medallist Bryony Shaw managed to equal her previous best of finishing fourth overall yesterday in the final day of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Cadiz, Spain, despite a lingering chest infection having hampered her preparations.

“I’m really happy with how the week turned out,” said the 28 year old. “Two days before the event I was literally about to book a flight and go home but I seemed to turn a corner, found my energy coming back so decided to race to try and just try and take what I could out of it.

“It was really worthwhile, and we can take a lot away from the event especially in terms of our equipment settings in those really windy condition,s and also learning which of the girls is fighting hard and who your main rivals are for when those windy days come in Weymouth, which I’m sure they will!”

Afterwards she tweeted, “The decision to race at the Worlds seems to have been a good one. I’ve been climbing the rankings all week.”

Shaw was among the first athletes selected to Team GB for London 2012, being named to the team as early as September last year in the opening batch of eleven confirmed names – all from the sport of sailing.

Shaw’s training partner Izzy Hamilton was the second highest GB sailor in the women’s event of the World Championships, finishing 17th overall.

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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