Alison Young claimed her first World Cup victory at the 2012 Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, just two months before the Games.
Young achieved her first ever top-ten finish at the World Championships in Perth in December, finishing seventh, before ending fourth in the 2012 event.
A 2005 ISAF Youth World Championships bronze medallist, Young has a first-class honours degree in civil engineering from the University of Southampton.
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