Annalise has spent most of her life doing every kind of sport. She has been sailing since she was 5 but it wasn't until she started competing in the Laser Radial that she found she could be one of the best sometimes. After a successful youth sailing career which finished with a 5th place at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds and a 4th place at the Youth Europeans in 2008. Annalise moved into the senior fleet and with London 2012 only 4 years away it was all go. Over the next 4 years Annalise became one of the best Laser Radial Sailors in the World with 8th and 6th place finishes at World Championships and multiple race wins leading into the Olympics. An Olympics that started as a dream ended in despair. After winning the first 4 races and leading most of the Olympic regatta, Annalise ended up finishing in 4th place. Determined to come back with a medal in Rio, Annalise spent the next 4 years solely focused on the summer of 2016.
There were many highs and lows along the way to Rio, and at times the road to Rio seemed like a road that might be too far. By the time the Olympics came around Annalise felt she had left no stone unturned in her preparation. This would be her tenth time out in Rio and she was ready to take whatever Rio threw at her. Annalise stayed in a medal position from the first day, and came away with a silver medal after a high pressure final medal race.
Now Annalise plans to keep on doing the sport that she loves. She will spread her time between sailing her international moth and the laser radial and in her spare time keep up her favourite hobbies of cooking and cycling. Now Tokyo 2020 awaits.