Marginal gains – a gold medallist’s story

Do you remember where you were on 18 August 2016? On that day Hannah Mills and Saskia Clarke won the 470 Women Medal Race to win Gold at the Rio Olympics!
You probably saw their exuberant podium celebrations!
The 470 is possibly the most challenging of the Olympic sailing events. The boat itself is not a difficult to sail, but to be competitive everything must be mastered to perfection.

We hear much about Marginal gains, particularly in cycling, and the contribution such techniques made to Team GB’s outstanding Rio performance.
So here is how our Rio sailing squad applied the techniques as they strove for Gold Medal performance:
Gold Medallist Hannah Mills on Improvement, Training and Winning
I hope you agree there is is much to learn from this interview.

Thank you Hannah and Saskia!