Rathfarnham’s Murphy is setting sail for Tokyo

by Aaron Dunne
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Olympic sailer Annalise Murphy has described her preparations for this month’s Tokyo Olympics as ‘brutal’ as she attempts to claim the gold medal in Japan. 

The Rathfarnham 31-year-old told the Irish Times: “My fitness program is pretty brutal, but I know that going into the Tokyo Olympics I don’t think there’s going to be anyone that I’m racing against that is going to be fitter or stronger than me. 

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“Sometimes I’ll see other people do training and they think that they’re doing a really good job. But I’m always like, ‘You could do so much more’!”

Murphy will compete in the Women’s Laser Radial Class.

PHOTO CAPTION – Tom McHugh, interim chief executive of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, and Cllr Lettie McCarthy, cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council with Irish Olympic sailing star Annalise Murphy and Rory Fitzpatrick, Head Coach, Irish Sailing Team. Photo: Peter Cavanagh

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