Annalise Murphy well placed after Day One in the Women's Laser Radial

She is well in contention for a medal place

Annalise Murphy

Ireland's Annalise Murphy after winning one of her two races today ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Annalise Murphy is now third overall after Day One in the Sailing competition in Rio.

She began her bid to improve on her fourth place showing in London 2012 by winning the opening race in the Women’s Laser Radial Class.

The Dubliner crossed the line in 14th place in the second race, to sit in third overall after day one. 

Finn Lynch finished in 14th and 28th in his first two Olympic races, which leaves the 20-year-old Carlow native in 21st overall in the Men’s Laser Class.