Weymouth windsurfer champion Bryony Shaw has signed with London based MOT Models- one of Europe’s most successful modelling agencies.
The Weymouth wonder is excited to sign with MOT models, saying it “is a fantastic opportunity for me to get involved in some high profile sporting and commercial campaigns, especially in the run up to the Olympic Games this summer. Although my training schedule will be hectic I’m really looking forward to this new experience”.
Bryony won gold at the European championships, silver at the World championships and is part of Team GB for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. She also won the first windsurfing medal for the British Women’s windsurfing Olympic team, awarded bronze in Beijing.
Alison Griffin, a Director of MOT Models, said: “We’re delighted to have Olympic windsurfer, Bryony Shaw on board at MOT Models, in our Sports Personalities division. Bryony is looking in great shape for Rio 2016 and will undoubtedly be in high demand in both the lead up to and following the Games.”
The British Sailing Team performance centre is at the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy. Bryony and her family live in Weymouth after moving to the area fifteen years ago when she finished her A-levels. “It was an obvious destination for us to move to with the enclosed harbour that is ideal for sailing & windsurfing. So it’s ideal that when I am home from my travels I get to spend some quality family time in Weymouth too.”
To prepare for the London 2012 Olympics the windsurfer spends much of her time training in Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay where the Olympic race courses were located. With Rio de Janeiro being Bryony’s focus she has spent less time training in Weymouth, but says, “it is still a really useful place to train given its reliability for steady wind and flat water. The British Sailing Team certainly encourage us to regularly use the facilities there to ensure we keep the sailing team at a world class level.
“When I’m in Weymouth I enjoy biking, kite surfing and stand-up paddle boarding at different spots along Dorset’s Jurassic coast. As well as shopping, going to the cinema & helping my folks with home DIY projects. While I do enjoy competing on the Sailing World Cup tour it is nice to have a place to call home, and certainly for now I see Weymouth as my home. ”