Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy withdraws from the Laser Radial Women’s World Championships due to knee injury. U21 Stars Aisling Keller and Aoife Hopkins to represent Ireland. 

Disappointing news for Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy, as she is forced to withdraw from the Laser Radial Women’s World Championships. Murphy sustained a serious knee injury after capsizing in her last race at the Moth Worlds in July.

Performance Director, James O’Callaghan says “It’s a real shame we don’t get to see Annalise compete for a World title but there will be opportunities in the future, she’s determined to add a world championship medal to her European title and Olympic Silver.”

We wish her a speedy recovery and with any luck, she’ll be back in the boat in time for the Volvo Ocean Race.

Ireland will instead be represented by Aisling Keller and Aoife Hopkins. Both have had a very successful year with medal successes at the u21 European Championships and top ten finishes at the u21 Worlds. They will step up to senior ranks to compete in the Laser Radial Women’s World Championships in Medemblik, Netherlands which kicks off this Saturday, 19 August.

By Orla O'Muiri

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