An Irishman Abroad

Annalise Murphy: Episode 199

July 8, 2017

Last year, Annalise Murphy won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics and her journey to get there was far from plain sailing. In this conversation, Annalise speaks about how she very nearly packed it all in just months before she won silver (11:00), dealing with sexism in sport (44:00) and her difficulties with being on a diet for the last eight years (12:00).

Annalise explains the importance in letting kids come to a sport, rather than forcing it on them (9:00) and the incredible sacrifices that she has made for her love of sailing (36:00). From the surprising career path she wishes to take upon her retirement from the sport (42:00), to being conscious of her role as an ambassador for Irish female athletes (34:00) and the pressure of protecting her public image (52:00), this episode offers a rare glimpse into the mindset of one of Ireland's hardest working athletes.

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