|Name Shirley Robertson|
|Education Heriot-Watt University|
|Olympic medals Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Yngling|
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Shirley Ann Robertson, OBE (born 15 July 1968) is a Scottish sailor and Olympic gold medallist. She made it into the history books by becoming the first British woman to win two Olympic gold medals at consecutive games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.
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- Personal life
She won her first Olympic gold medal in the Europe class at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, her crew in the Yngling class clinched the gold medal with one race to spare.
Shirley was named female World sailor of the Year by the International Sailing Federation in 2000, and was awarded an MBE in 2000 and an OBE in 2005.
In January 2006 she became the regular presenter of Mainsail, a CNN monthly program devoted to the sailing world. She was also a commentator for the BBC's sailing coverage at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She commentated on the sailing from Weymouth for the BBC in the 2012 Olympic Games.
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Shirley was born in Dundee, but spent her early life in Menstrie in central Scotland.
Shirley married Jamie Boag in June 2001. They currently live in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. She also has two children called Annabel and Killian