D.O.B: 1 February 1990
Event: Laser Radial
Club: National Yacht Club
Olympics: 2012, 2016 & 2020
Annalise Murphy is an Irish sailor who competes in the Laser Radial. Murphy is set to compete in her third Olympic Games this summer having claimed a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The National Yacht club sailor came agonisingly close to a podium finish in the 2012 London Olympics, where she came fourth. The Rathfarnham native previously won the Women’s Laser Radial European Championships in 2013 – her first major international medal.
Since Rio 2016, Murphy took a four-year hiatus that included a stint in the Volvo Ocean Race. Since making her return to the Laser Radial, Murphy competed at the Australian National Championships where she finished 12th – this ultimately secured her Olympic nomination ahead of her three teammates Aoife Hopkins, Aisling Keller and Eve McMahon.
Murphy is coached by Rory Fitzpatrick and has down so in all of her Olympic campaigns. He competed at the Olympics in Athens 2004.