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O'Donovan brothers storm into World Cup final in Belgrade

The Olympic silver medallists are back in action tomorrow.

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PAUL AND GARY O’Donovan cruised to victory in their semi-final at the World Cup regatta in Belgrade today, booking their place in tomorrow’s final.

The Olympic silver medallists recorded a time of six minutes and 30.7 seconds in the lightweight men’s double sculls semi to progress through ahead of Netherlands and Spain.

The O’Donovans pulled clear of the punch after the halfway mark and crossed the line with plenty left to spare as they look to add another medal to their growing collection.

There will also be Irish interest in the lightweight men’s final after Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll advanced through while Denise Walsh will be in the final of the lightweight women’s single sculls.

Meanwhile, Rio Olympian Sanita Puspure will also be in action on Sunday as she qualified for the final of the women’s single sculls after finishing second in the repechage.

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