Sunday 11 December 2016

Annalise Murphy lies in fourth place after day one

Harry Clarke

Published 08/08/2016 | 18:53

Ireland's Annalise Murphy on her way to the line during the Women's Laser Radial Race
Ireland's Annalise Murphy on her way to the line during the Women's Laser Radial Race

Medal hopeful Annalise Murphy got her Olympic dream off to the perfect start as she sailed to victory in the women's Laser Radial opening series.

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The Dubliner, who just missed out on a medal in London four years ago, clocked a time of 50:57 to finish 21 seconds ahead of her nearest challenger Evi van Acker from Belgium.

In her second race, Murphy secured 14th position to leave herself in fourth position overall after day one.

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