British-born Anna Tunnicliffe represented America in her native country in the sport of sailing. She moved to the US with her family at the age of 12 and grew up sailing in Michigan. She’s spent years training in Weymouth, the site of Olympic swimming so she’ll have some familiarity with the venue. Anna is an Old Dominion University graduate and competed on their sailing team where she was an All-American. She competed for Team USA in Beijing where she won the gold medal and has been US Yachtswoman of the Year for the last four years. She’s competed in a new event in Weymouth – women’s match racing.
Unfortunately, it was a tough year for USA Sailing. No medals for the Americans for the first time since 1936.