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Shirley Ann Robertson, OBE (born 15 July 1968) is a British sailor and Olympic gold medallist. She made it into the history books by becoming the first British woman to win two Olympic gold medals at consecutive games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Shirley Robertson
Medal record
Women's sailing
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Europe class
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Yngling class
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Kalovig Europe class
Silver medal – second place 1998 Travemünde Europe class
Silver medal – second place 2000 Salvador da Bahia Europe class
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Mornington Europe class
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Cascals Yngling class
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1999 Hayling Island Europe class

She won her first Olympic gold medal in the Europe class at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, her crew in the Yngling class clinched the gold medal with one race to spare.[1]

Shirley was named female World sailor of the Year by the International Sailing Federation in 2000, and was appointed an MBE in 2000 and an OBE in 2005.

In January 2006 she became the regular presenter of Mainsail, a CNN monthly program devoted to the sailing world. She was also a commentator for the BBC's sailing coverage at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She commentated on the sailing from Weymouth for the BBC in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Personal lifeEdit

Shirley was born in Dundee, but spent her early life in Menstrie in central Scotland.

Shirley married Jamie Boag in June 2001. They currently live in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. She also has two children called Annabel and Killian

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