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A blow for the Irish team as awful weather leads to rowing events being postponed in Rio

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe & the O’Donovan brothers were set to compete in the Women’s and Men’s lightweight double sculls.

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WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE wreaked havoc on today’s rowing events in Rio and organisers have made the decision to postpone until further notice.

It does affect the Irish team as Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe & the O’Donovan brothers – Paul and Gary – were set to compete in the Women’s and Men’s lightweight double sculls.

But after an initial two-hour delay, the choppy waters showed no sign of calming and the plug was pulled on scheduled events.

Conditions were pretty brutal yesterday too with Sanita Puspure telling The42 that she was “thrown around like a fish in the sea and hardly survived without falling in” before qualifying for the single sculls quarter-final on Tuesday.

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