Hannah Mills was already one of the most decorated British Olympic sailors of all time when she paired with Eilidh McIntyre in January 2017.
With her long-term sailing partner Saskia Clark, Mills has established herself as one of the most dominant crews in the world, with a silver medal from London 2012 and a gold at Rio 2016 to show for it.
When Clark retired from Olympic racing following Rio 2016, Mills found herself without a crew – but not for long.
Teaming up in early 2017, Mills and new partner Eilidh McIntyre took the sailing world by storm when they won the World Cup Series final in Santander, Spain, their first outing together, then followed it up with a silver at the 470 world championships.
Since then the pair have not looked back, amassing an impressive medal haul that has established them as one of the top teams in the world.
A medal at Tokyo 2020 would continue McIntyre’s family legacy at the Olympics – her dad Mike won gold in Seoul in 1988 in the Star class. A gold for Mills would make her the world’s most successful female Olympic sailor.