Mercedes Backing for Olympic Hopeful

Mercedes-Benz has extended its on-going support to 21-year-old Olympic sailing hopeful, Aoife Hopkins, as she attempts to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Hopkins will be one of four Irish sailors competing for the Irish spot at the 2020 Olympic Games, the others being Annalise Murphy, Aisling Keller and teenager Eve McMahon.

The first of three Olympic trials for Irish selection, the World Championships, will take place in Melbourne, Australia between Friday 21st and Friday 28th February.

Mercedes Benz provides Hopkins with a vehicle that she uses to transport herself and equipment between events around Ireland and Europe.

“We are proud to support another of Ireland’s amazing young sailors and wish them every success as they challenge to be the sole competitor in the Laser Radial class to qualify to represent Ireland,” said Fergus Conheady, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles.

 

Image Credit: Mercedes-Benz Ireland

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