London 2012 round-up: Ireland's Olympians in impressive form

Ireland's Olympians are producing some phenomenal performances today at London 2012.

Ireland's Olympians are producing some phenomenal performances today at London 2012.

Annalise Murphy continues to dominate in the women's Laser Radial class at the Sailing. The 22-year-old Dubliner has won all four of the races so-far this week in Weymouth, following-up yesterday's two wins by winning races three and four today.

Murphy now holds an impressive lead, with four more races this week ahead of the medal race on Monday, when sailors will be penalised double for their final positions.

Meanwhile, Peter O'Leary & David Burrows finished in 11th place in both of today's races in the Men's Star Class, which means they are in ninth overall.

The men's 49er duo of Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are in 6th after today's two races, in which they finished 15th and 2nd.

In the men's Laser, James Espey lies in 42nd place overall.

In Badminton, Donegal's Chloe Magee has narrowly missed-out on reaching the knock-out stages of the women's semi-finals.

Magee has lost her group match against Pi Hongya of France by two games to one.

Magee pulled clear to win the first game by 21 points to 16, but the Frenchwoman showed her greater experience to win the next two games and progress to the last 16.

In the Equestrian Eventing, Ireland's Aoife Clarke has finished in 7th place in the individual competition after an impressive day in the show-jumping.

The team was won by Germany, who beat Britain to the gold medal, with the Irish team finishing in 5th place.

The Irish trio of Clarke, Mark Kyle and Joseph Murphy all did enough to qualify for the individual final, with Clarke and Murphy both jumping double-clear rounds to finish in 7th and 14th places overall.

Kyle finished in 21st place.

In Swimming, Grainne Murphy has pulled out the 800 metres free style.

The Wexford athlete, who has been hampered by glandular fever in recent months, has been forced to call a premature end to her Olympics after accepting that she's unable to perform to her usual standard.

In Rowing sculler Sanita Puspure finished an agonising 4th place in her quarter-final, which meant that she just missed-out on reaching the semi-finals.

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