HANNA Brant believes her experience in the Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing will stand her in good stead for the future.
The Oxford sailor finished 18th of 30 competitiors in China, but remained upbeat.
“It was pretty tough conditions out there and I just wasn’t at my best,” she said.
“But I have really enjoyed the whole Youth Olympic Games experience and I can take so much away from it.
“I have learned so much just being at the venue and going up against the best from around the world and seeing what I can do to improve.”
Brant is now eyeing up the sole female spot at next year’s ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.
“My next big aim is the ISAF Youth Worlds and this has given me confidence that I can do that,” she added.
“One boy and one girl qualify after a week-long regatta at Easter, but I am really happy with what I did show in Nanjing and can hopefully back that up.”
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