The National Yacht Club sailor, Annalise Murphy from Dun Laoghaire, who overcame heartbreak in London 2012 to take a silver medal in Rio on Tuesday has been thanking suporters via her Facebook page. In a typical warm but modest fashion the Olympic silver medallist says: 'Wow I don't really know what to say! This is a dream come true, not only for me but for everyone who has helped me get to this point over the last 8 years! Thank you everyone for all the amazing support, it means the world to me! Still in shock but so proud to be Irish! X Annalise'.
She is pictured on the podium with her coaches Rory Fitzpatrick and Sara Winthers who she credits with so much of her success.
Annalise Murphy's journey has been charted in a unique photo review by the Irish Times this morning here
Her road to silver success was profiled in the newspaper yesterday by correspondent David O'Brien here.