London 2012 - Shaw: Bronze only the beginning
Windsurfer Bryony Shaw insists she is only just getting started after picking up bronze at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta.
The 28-year-old headed into her RS:X women's medal race in third place, needing to finish ahead of France's Charline Picon to ensure she left the London 2012 test event clutching a medal.
And the Beijing 2008 bronze medallist didn't disappoint, doing enough to make sure she finished on the final step of the podium, with Poland's Zofia Noceti-Klepacka and Spain's Marina Alabau in first and second respectively.
But Shaw isn't about to pop the champagne corks just yet, vowing to carry on the winning trend right up until London 2012.
"At the end of the medal race I finished up with a bronze medal so ultimately I am really happy with that result," she said.
"But now I will obviously look back on the event, do the video analyses, talk to my coach and make a plan for next year because while bronze is a solid result and shows I am on track, ultimately the goal is still gold at London 2012.
"You always look back on your regatta and analyse your strengths and your competitors' strengths and I will be doing that a lot over the next couple of weeks to see what can be improved.
"It is a tough job to win a medal here in Weymouth because you need to be a good all-round sailor and I definitely feel like I am a better windsurfer than I was in Beijing.
"Back then I was very much a light-wind specialist but now I can say that I am up there in all sorts of conditions which we have had in Weymouth so I feel like I am on track."
And the British windsurfing joy didn't finish there, with Nick Dempsey going one better in the men's ranks as he claimed silver, losing out on the gold to Holland's Dorian van Rijsselberge by just a single point after an intense medal race.
Meanwhile, Stevie Morrison has vowed to bounce back in style after a disappointing day of racing on Thursday.
The 49er sailor, alongside Ben Rhodes, stays fourth after finishes of sixth and tenth but are now 12 points off the bronze medal, although Morrison isn't about to throw in the towel.
"Unfortunately for us the guys we are racing for the series had a very good day so that makes an average day for us look like a disastrous day," Morrison said.
"We are a little bit frustrated that we couldn't quite find the gaps and in such a short course that we have in the harbour a fourth turns into 14th in about 14 seconds.
"But we live to fight another day and it is all still to play for and we will keep plugging away."
Elsewhere, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson moved into the medal positions in the Star class after finishes of first and fourth, good enough for third with two more races to go before Saturday's medal race.