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).
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 race – the last in the regatta.
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