“I have had a great run over the last 12 years coming away with 1 Olympic Gold Medal, 2 ISAF World Sailor of the Year awards, 2 World Championships, Multiple Podium World Championship finishes, and a lot of World Cup titles.”
“It is a very challenging decision, one with which I have been fighting for a while, but I finally decided that it would not be fair to (49erFX teammate) Molly Vandemoer for me to continue without the fire that burns inside.”
“I love sailing and will never quit the sport. The Olympic Scene takes an incredible amount of energy and time and for the last 12 years I have dedicated every minute of my life to it. But now it’s time to move on to other sailing.”
By Anna Tunnicliffe (USA), 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist.
Read full article at Scuttlebutt Sailing News: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2014/01/09/anna-tunnicliffe-retires-olympic-sailing/