Sarah Ayton: Double Olympic sailing Champion is ready for Goodwood ride
Sara Ayton, double Olympic sailing gold medallist will face 25,000 people at glorious Goodwood festival. She will face the fear of riding a horse in front of huge crowd.
In her interview with BBC Sport’s Louise Gwilliam, she talked about swapping sailing for the saddle and raising two children in between.
At the age of 28, Sarah Ayton had just won back-to- back Olympic gold medals and was on the verge of history.
With London 2012, she had the chance to wind up noticeably the primary British lady to win three sequential Olympic gold awards, and to accomplish this on home soil.
But the Surrey-born athlete compromised her medal and started a medal. Her husband Nick Dempsey was also in struggle to achieve windsurfing gold, ”something had to give”.
In 2010, Ayton decided to put sailing on hold after the birth of her first child.
“On the off chance that I was sufficiently eager to need gold in London, I would have gotten it going,” said the 37-year-old.
“Be that as it may, at the time I’d officially won two gold decorations and I needed to begin a family. For me, that was imperative.
“I chose I wasn’t set up to run my cruising effort and I likewise wasn’t set up to give up raising my child Thomas.
“We came to the heart of the matter in our relationship where one of us needed to make a give up. I felt it was the ideal opportunity for me to kick back and give Nick the flexibility to accomplish his fantasy.”