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Murphy stays in medal contention after two faultless races

Annalise Murphy won twice on the sixth day of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth, and could grab a bronze medal on Sunday.

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ANNALISE MURPHY MANAGED two wins on day six of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth, leaving her in contention for a bronze medal on Sunday.

Murphy sailed two faultless races in classic sea breeze conditions blowing 15-18 knots.

“She has a tough task tomorrow to win a medal and needs to beat USA sailor Paige Railey by at least 4 places to win bronze however she has put herself back in serious contention,” said ISA Performance Director, James O’Callaghan.

Unfortunately, Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan did not achieve Olympic qualification in the 470 class and will need to travel to the 470 Worlds in Barcelona next May if they are to compete in the London Games.

Peter O’Leary and David Burrows in the Star and Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern in the 49er will begin racing on Sunday and Monday respectively. Laser sailor, James Espey, will also begin his qualification process on Monday.

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