Boat Representing Ireland Secures at Tokyo 2020

The boat for Ireland has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics to be held next year. Aisling Keller is representing Ireland and she has been able to qualify in the laser radial event for the sport. The laser radial for which Ireland have qualified is the single-handed event for women in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Keller sailed to achieve the 46th position at the World Championship for Laser Radial. Fellow competitor, Aoife Hopkins finished in the 48th position behind Keller. She is also from Ireland. It is excellent that both Aoife and Aisling have been determined qualifiers for the Olympics event.


Keller stated after the race that she has been able to rub off the weight off her shoulders surely. She also said that this was probably one of the hardest and toughest regattas that she has ever sailed. Keller also added that she was really excited to know that it was done and dusted after coming out of the waters. The time that she took was good enough to get the 7th position out of 10 in the Olympic places that are generally offered at the championships. On the other hand, Hopkins would rather secure the 9th rank in the Olympic Games.

Hopkins said that it has been a long road for her to reach this moment and she is really happy that she has finally achieved it. She and others have been working for this event for more than a year and it is really nice to overcome what was desired by them.

Anne-Marie Rindom won the World Championship who hails from Denmark. She led the entire race and went into the final day of the Gold fleet race. The event also decided the places which the ten nations will be getting at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in addition to the 20 places that have already been won in the year 2018.