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Hannah Mills - Sailing

Hannah Mills holding up a medal

Name: Hannah Mills
Born: Cardiff, Wales
First Club: Llanishen Sailing Centre (now Cardiff Sailing Centre)
Sailing Class: 470
Sailing Partner: Saskia Clark 
Other Sports: 
Olympic Experience: London 2012 Silver, Rio 2016 Gold
Medals: World Championships (Gold 2006, 2012 and 2019. Silver 2011, 2015 and 2017. Bronze 2014 and 2018.) European Championships (Silver 2014, 2919 and 2021)
Other Honours: BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year, MBE 2017

Hannah will be looking to clinch her third Olympic medal at her third Olympic games. After a Silver in London 2012, Hannah went one better in Rio 2016 with a Gold. Winning another Gold in Tokyo would make Hannah the world’s most successful female Olympic sailor.

What club did Hannah start sailing at?

After giving sailing a go on a family trip to Cornwall, Hannah took it up as a hobby on her return to Wales. At 8 years old, Hannah started sailing at Llanishen Sailing Centre where her first coach, Anne Barrett helped her fall in love with sailing.

One thing you didn’t know about Hannah Mills

Hannah openly admits that her life revolves around winning an Olympic Gold medal. But she has become equally as passionate about the environment. This is why Hannah has used her sporting platform to launch The Big Plastic Pledge which aims to ‘eradicate single use plastic in sport.’

What dates will Hannah be competing at Tokyo 2020?

Wednesday, July 28
Thursday, July 29
Friday, July 30
Sunday, August 1
Monday, August 2
Wednesday, August 4 - Medal Race