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Ireland's Annalise Murphy well-placed to claim Olympic medal after super Saturday

The 26-year-old Dubliner has a big chance of a podium finish.

Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

ANNALISE MURPHY IS in third place heading into Monday’s medal race after a superb performance in the Laser Radial in Rio.

The 26-year-old Dubliner finished in 7th after today’s 10 races to leave her well-placed ahead of a decider at the Marina da Gloria in two day’s time.

However, there are some permutations before a podium finish can become a reality.

The Rathfarnham native will claim a bronze medal unless her Belgian rival – Evi van Acker – finishes five places (or more) ahead of her.

A silver is also a possibility for Murphy.

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For that to happen, she needs to beat her Danish rival, Anne-Marie Rindom.

And gold still remains a long shot.

Essentially, Murphy needs to hope the leader – Marit Bouwmeester from the Netherlands – has a nightmare on Monday and finishes five places, at least, below the Irish athlete.

Murphy would also have to finish ahead of Denmark too to claim top spot.

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