AT LAST IT’S OLYMPIC GOLD FOR PENARTH’S HANNAH MILLS

Hannah Mills's face shows the emotion as four years of effort finally pay off with an Olympic Gold medal

Hannah Mills’s face shows the emotion as she hugs her mum Fiona on the beach at Rio . Four years of effort has finally paid off with an Olympic Gold medal

Penarth helmswoman Hannah Mills and her crewmate Saskia Clark have finally secured their Olympic Gold Medal in the 470 dinghy sailing class.

Hannah learned to sail competitively at Penarth’s second-oldest yacht club – the Penarth Motor Boat and Sailing Club (later re-named as the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club).

Hannah at the helm retained the form which piled up the points over the 10 days of racing

Hannah at the helm retained the form which piled up the points over the 10 days of racing

The final race of the Olympic 470 regatta had been postponed because of light winds yesterday – but today it was all systems go and Hannah and Saskia finally clinched the gold medals they could have lost if they hadn’t finished today’s raceΒ  – the last in the regatta.

Hannah and Saskia have spent so much time together they confess they almost ran out of things to talk about

Hannah and Saskia have spent so much time together they confess they almost ran out of things to talk about. It’s Hannah’s winning hand that’s been on the tiller of their boat.

The two just needed to finish today’s race to win gold – so they played it carefully and came in a creditable 8th . Good enough to get them both on the top-tier of the rostrum at the later medal ceremony

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10 Responses to AT LAST IT’S OLYMPIC GOLD FOR PENARTH’S HANNAH MILLS

  1. Mgg says:

    And a gold post box.? Well done .

  2. Jan Harding says:

    Very well done ladies. Yes hope we get a gold post box in the town centre πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  3. Michael says:

    A great achievement. Well done girls.

    I’m confused though. Why would penarth get a gold post box when she’s from Dinas powys and learned to sail in Cardiff?

  4. rodtharrod says:

    Excuse me…where do you come off trying to claim Hannah is from Penarth? Hannah is Dinas Powis through and through.

  5. Andrew Worsley says:

    Id say she was Welsh , I could be wrong ??? but due to the claims being made im pretty sure of it . Get over the petty ‘ she belongs to us ‘ debate , very petty and childish . I suppose this young woman entered the Olympics under the flag of Dinas Powys or was it the flag of St Andrews Major ? or possibly Penarth ? . As for the gold post box , of course you mean a gold painted one, I have seen some of the gold painted stuff in London , and it looks like someone was let loose with a tin of gold paint and some of it looks awful , though it may well be the reverse the word ‘tacky’ came to mind in some instances.

  6. snoggerdog says:

    give her the money mabel!

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