Testing day for Annalise Murphy but she is still well in contention in Rio

She finished 18th and 12th in Races 7 and 8 to slip down the order

Annalise Murphy

Ireland's Annalise Murphy ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Annalise Murphy has slipped back to third in the Women's Laser Radial after a tough day on the water.

The Team Ireland sailor finished 18th in Race 7 as she and her competitors resumed action after Thursday's rest day, which she had gone into in the overall lead.

She then followed up the Race 7 result with 12th in Race 8. 

Those two results dropped her back from the overall lead but she remains in contention for the lead in third behind current leader Denmark's Anne-Marie Rindom and Marit Bouwmeester of Netherlands.

In the men's competition, Finn Lynch finished 33rd in Race 7 and 30th in 8th to leave him 29th overall.