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Tokyo troubles British Olympic sailing champ

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>> Hannah Mills helming a 470 for the first time since winning gold in the class at Rio. A feat she and crew Saskia Clark were desperate to do after finishing second in 2012, but one she might not be able to repeat. The class might be dropped for the Tokyo games in 2020.
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>> I'm just concerned in terms of how late this decision might be made for everyone. It's hard enough to do an Olympic campaign in four years to put yourself on the top of the podium. But when that time starts being taken away from you, and you haven't got the boats in the right places to do the right events, and you can't even decide if you're sailing with a boy or a girl.
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It just makes it all quite challenging, but it's the same for everyone. But yeah, that side of it concerns me a little bit.>> The men's and women's 470 may be merged into one mixed crew in Tokyo, as it was for this sail with Reuters' Alexander Smith joining the 28-year-old, and hearing how badly needed the Rio success was.
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>> Amazing, yeah, it was just a massive relief to cross the finish line and know we've got a gold medal and we've sort of righted the wrongs from London, that we felt we'd done. And yeah, it's just amazing, amazing feeling to achieve the dream you've had for all your life, really.
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>> Her Olympic regatta could easily have been missed, going down with a virus five days before the start. She recovered just in time. And the rest, as they say, is Olympic history.