Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias returns to coach...for now

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Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist came back to her old yacht club to coach at the U.S. Junior Sailing National Championships.

She was born in England but moved to Perrysburg, OH at the age of 12. She then went to college at Old Dominion University and eventually sailed in the Olympics. She won gold in Beijing, competed again in 2012 in London and then retired.

She got married and began Crossfitting. This past week she placed first in her age group at the global CrossFit Games in Madison, WI.

Anna now plans to come out of retirement to attempt to make the Olympics again. She'll team up with Paris Henken to sail a 49er fx sail boat.

If she and her teammate qualify she'll be going for gold again in Tokyo in 2020.