Sarah Webb

Sarah Kathleen Webb Gosling OBE (born 13 January 1977 in Ashford, Surrey)[1] is a British professional sailor and twice Olympic gold medalist.

Olympic medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Women's Sailing
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Yngling class
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Yngling class
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Cascais Yngling
Gold medal – first place 2008 Miami Yngling
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Blanes Yngling

Sailing careerEdit

Webb joined the Royal Yachting Association's youth squad and competed in the Laser Radial class in the ISAF Youth World Championships in 1995 and 1996.[1]

She won a gold medal in the Yngling sailing class in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, together with Shirley Robertson and Sarah Ayton, collectively nicknamed "Three Blondes in a Boat."[2] She repeated this success in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, together with Pippa Wilson and Sarah Ayton.[3]

In early 2007, Webb appeared on and won BBC cookery programme Ready Steady Cook against fellow Olympic medallist Nick Rogers.

Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[4]

She married multi-millionaire Adam Gosling, a son of the former car park tycoon Sir Donald Gosling in 2009.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sarah Webb". www.olympics.org.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  2. ^ "Olympic shootout for Athens blondes". BBC Sport Online. 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  3. ^ "GB Yngling women breeze to gold". BBC Sport Online. 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  4. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 13.
  5. ^ 'Nervous' Olympic sailor marries, BBC News, February 9, 2009. Retrieved 02-24-2009.

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