WATCH: Annalise Murphy was a picture of joy when interviewed after winning an Olympic silver medal 5 years ago

WATCH: Annalise Murphy was a picture of joy when interviewed after winning an Olympic silver medal

“I don’t know whether I’m laughing or crying.”

Annalise Murphy was well entitled to do both after claiming Ireland’s second medal of the Olympic Games in the women’s laser radial sailing on Tuesday.

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While a silver medal is always a magnificent achievement in its own right, the fact that Murphy came so close to a medal in London four years ago arguably made it even sweeter this time around.

A fifth-place finish in today’s event was enough to secure silver for Annalise, whose mother Cathy McAleavey competed in the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

Ireland’s latest silver medallist was understandably emotional when interviewed by RTE shortly after today’s event, but although there were a few tears, she was mostly overcome with joy and rightly so too.

Congratulations Annalise.