Irish rower qualifies for Rio at qualifying regatta in Switzerland

Irish rower qualifies for Rio at qualifying regatta in Switzerland

Ireland's Sanita Puspure has qualified for Rio after she finished in second place at a final Olympic qualifying event today.

The single sculler needed to finish in the top four at the regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland today .

Irish rower qualifies for Rio at qualifying regatta in Switzerland

It follows the news that Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor has also booked a place at the Olympics, after winning her World Championship quarter-final.

Puspure’s top four finish in the women's singles means that three boats will now be going to Rio.

It will be 34-year-old Purspure’s second Games - she made it to the quarter-finals in London in 2012.

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