Bryony Shaw is Britain’s most successful women’s windsurfer ever and the only British woman to have won an Olympic windsurfing medal.
Raised in Oxfordshire, Shaw deferred her architecture studies at Cardiff University to concentrate full-time on Olympic campaigning. That decision paid dividends when she won the Beijing Olympic Test Event in 2007, before making her bit of British sailing history with Olympic bronze the following year.
That bronze was her first major international Championship medal and firmly established Shaw among the world’s female windsurfing elite.
In August 2011 Shaw won bronze at the Olympic Test Event at the 2012 Olympic venue in Weymouth and Portland. She is a leading British medal hopeful for the 2012 London Olympics.