Rathfarnham’s Murphy is setting sail for Tokyo

by Aaron Dunne

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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