Annalise Murphy

Sailing

GENDER: Female

DISCIPLINE: Laser Radial

HOMETOWN: Rathfarnham, Co Dublin

BIOGRAPHY 

Tokyo is the third Olympics for Annalise. She came agonisingly close to a medal when she finished fourth in London 2012 but bounced back by winning silver in Rio 2016. That was the culmination of years of hard work and success. Annalise was 8th at the 2009 World Championships and sixth at Worlds in 2011. After her Olympic heartbreak of 2012 she had also won the European title in 2013. She took time out in 2017-2018 to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017- 2018. After enjoying being part of a crew, she competed with Katie Tingle in the 49er FX before returned to Laser Radial in January 2020, going on to finish 12th at the 2020 World Championships. Rory Fitzpatrick, who has coached all of her Olympic campaigns, is also an Olympian. He competed in Laser at Athens 2014.

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