Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Sailing
Inducted: 2017
Country: New Zealand
Born: May 15, 1986, in Auckland, New Zealand

Joanna "Jo" Aleh

New Zealand sailing champion Jo Aleh is a two-time Olympic and World Championships 420 class medalist. She (and partner Olivia Powrie) were gold medal champions at the 2012 Games in London, and silver medalists four years later in Rio. In 2007 and 2013 they captured World Championships in the same event.

The pair, known affectionately as "Team Jolly", was the silver medalist at the 2010 Worlds, and took the bronze in 2011.

At age 22, Aleh was ranked #1 in the world in March 2008 in Women’s Women's Laser Radial class (singles), and #1 in Women's 470 class in 2013.

Her father is Israeli and her British-born mother is a former member of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).

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