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O'Donovan and O'Driscoll win gold for Ireland at World Rowing Championships

The Skibbereen duo won the lightweight men’s pair final in 6:32.42.

IRELAND’S MARK O’DONOVAN and Shane O’Driscoll have won gold at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida.

Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll celebrate winning gold Source: Detlev Seyb/INPHO

The Skibbereen duo held off a late rally from Italy and Brazil as they were crowned lightweight men’s pair champions.

O’Donovan and O’Driscoll hit the front inside the first 1000 metres and set a fierce pace to open up a lead on their rivals.

Despite the best efforts of the chasing pack, they held on to win in a time of 6:32.42.

The Italian crew of Giuseppe di Mare and Alfonso Scalzone took silver in 6:34.20 while Brazil’s Xavier Vela Maggi and Willian Giaretton took bronze.


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