Many stars of the British Sailing Team at Tokyo 2020 have been recognized in the New Year’s Honors List for their services to sailing.
Hannah Mills is named OBE after winning gold in the 470 women’s category in Japan this summer, becoming the most successful Olympic sailor of all time.
The Mills Prize also rewards his environmental campaign with his charity Big Plastic Pledge.
Eilidh McIntyre, who won gold alongside Mills in 470, is named MBE, as are 49er Olympic champions Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell.
British Sailing Team boss Mark Robinson, who led Team GB sailors at Tokyo 2020, is also named MBE.
Prior to joining the British Sailing Team in 2017, Robinson was Performance Manager at Australian Sailing, where he led the country’s Paralympic sailors to the top of the medal table at Rio 2016.
âI am truly honored to have received an MBE for service in sailing and very pleased to see a number of our Olympic medalists also recognized,â said Robinson, RYA Olympic Performance Manager.
âHowever, none of these successes are due to one person. Success in these pursuits only comes from a group of highly dedicated and relentless individuals who form a team and work together to complete the task at hand, which we had in abundance on the UK Sailing Team throughout of this Olympic cycle.
âThis is also shared with all the exceptional people with whom I have had the pleasure of being alongside in this quest for excellence. “