Gold Medal after a Slow Start

Qingdao China - August 19, 2008 - I won the Laser Radial Olympic Gold Medal today! As I stood on the podium this afternoon for the medal presentation, I had this flashback. I was standing in the same position as I had a year ago when I won the pre-Olympic regatta in Qingdao. But this time it was real!

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Anna Wins Gold - Results & Photos

For a great slide show of my Olympics, mostly the Medal Race, go to and then click on Photo Gallery. 

For results go to and click on Laser Radial Women in the left-hand column. This site will also allow you to follow leg-by-leg places.

For a slide show of competition on Day One of the Laser Radial competition, go to

In Front after a Three-Race day

Qingdao China - August 18, 2008 - With only one day remaining before the Olympic Medal Race, the fickle Qingdao weather came good on us today and the Laser Radials completed three races to bring the total for our series up to nine races.

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An Altered Scoreboard Landscape

Qingdao China - August 16, 2008 - I sailed another solid race today in typical quirky Qingdao conditions and added a sixth to my pattern of consistent good finishes. However the discard rule kicked in after our race today and the scoreboard landscape altered as two of my major competitors dropped high-point scores and moved up to first and second places.

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