Hopefully it will be updated next month with a medal.
A mural to rower Sanita Puspure has been unveiled in Cork, coinciding with the 39-year-old’s triumph in this morning’s Women’s Sculls heat at Tokyo’s Olympic Games.
Puspure qualified for the quarter-finals of her event without breaking too much of a sweat, clocking in at a time of 7:46.08 — more than eight seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.
Sanita Puspure cruised to victory in her singe sculls heat this morning at #Tokyo2020. Full report: https://t.co/Md1F6N5Q2Z | #RTEsport has live TV coverage on @RTE2/@RTEplayer from 11.30am today, full coverage online and on radio pic.twitter.com/Q8LvsKeojk
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) July 23, 2021
Jobs and recruitment website Indeed, for whom Puspure is a partner and ambassador, created the mural to honour one of Cork’s finest representatives on the international sporting stage.
— Mark Stanton (@Mark_Stanton92) July 23, 2021
Sonia O’Sullivan, surely Cork’s most famous Olympic medalist, posed in front of the mural as Team Ireland (we’re including both the athletes and those of us cheering from our couches) gets in the mood for Olympic success.
The mural is one of a set of three, the other two being in Dublin — featuring fencer Natalya Coyle and gymnast Rhys McClenaghan.
Also competing this morning was Cork’s Ronan Byrne in the Men’s Double Sculls event, alongside Phillip Doyle. The pair finished fourth and will compete in the repechage tomorrow for a chance to make it to the final.