'The Power Of The Mind' Eve McMahon On Winning The World Championships

'The Power Of The Mind' Eve McMahon On Winning The World Championships 'The Power Of The Mind' Eve McMahon On Winning The World Championships
Lucy Carrier-Pilkington

Recently out of the World Championships, Eve McMahon has returned home with the 6th World Championship medal of her career, at just 19 years old.

In an exclusive interview with HerSport, Eve takes us through the successes of her season thus far. Having just left school she went straight to win 3 Youth Championship Events in Greece, The Netherlands and Texas, making her the first sailor - male or female - to win all three in one season.

She discusses how she balanced her school work with the sport during what is the most intense year of tuition, as well as her training on and off boat to have the fitness and endurance she needed for the season ahead.

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"You can't take your eye off anything" she says in regards to the difficulty of competing alongside the U21s, but she also recognised that it was "amazing to sail against such a competitive fleet ". It is in fact not her first time competing in the U21s category, which gave her valuable experience in competing in such a high level.

"I wanted to finish it off in a good way" she said referring to her last U19 event, and she certainly achieved that; due to her fantastic performance this season, she has secured herself a spot in the Paris Olympic games, which is what she described as a dream come true since she was a child.  

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She shares heartwarming memories from throughout her career, from summer camps with her brothers to friends she has made on the international stage, and her staple advice to young  girls to "believe in yourself".

Watch this inspiring conversation now on our YouTube channel.

Ireland's Sailing Sensation Eve McMahon | Exclusive Interview - YouTube

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