Retribution In Rio: Annalise Murphy Just Doubled Our 2016 Medal Haul By Sailing To A Silver
SCENES as we win our first sailing medal in 36 years
Well, we needed this.
After the utter bullshit surrounding Michael Conlon's ludicrous defeat this afternoon, a nation held its breath as we waited for Annalise Murphy to take to the waters – and after her horribly unlucky fourth-place finish in 2012, our nerves were all the more shot.
But we needn't have worried!
After starting in the bronze medal position, Annalise had it all to do today – in order to keep herself from slipping off the podium, and particularly if she wanted to step up a position.
But she did...
... and the people of Ireland could hardly have been happier
IRELAND FINALLY PUT THE WHOLE TITANIC DEBACLE BEHIND US AS @Annalise_Murphy WINS OLYMPIC SILVER IN SAILING— David O'Doherty (@phlaimeaux) August 16, 2016
Annalise Murphy takes silver ahead of the Dane,Rindom and hugs her, whispering "This is for raiding our monasteries" #Rio2016— Neil Delamere (@neildelamere) August 16, 2016
Gewan @Annalise_Murphy you little rocket! ⛵️❤️⛵️❤️⛵️— Kate Demolder (@katedemolder) August 16, 2016
Here's the moment Annalise Murphy finished fifth in the Laser Radial medal race to claim a silver medal at Rio 2016. pic.twitter.com/PUb6FF6BiM— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 16, 2016