Cork brothers win silver in Rio rowing

O'Donovan brothers take silver in men's lightweight double sculls

12th August, 2016
The brothers after their semifinal Pic: Rex

Cork brothers Paul and Gary O'Donovan have won silver in the men's lightweight double sculls in Rio, Ireland's first medal of the olympics.

They were just pipped by France, who won gold by .53 of a second. The siblings, from Skibbereen, had won their heat on Monday and came third in their semi-final yesterday behind the French and the US – making their silver today a bit of an upset. It is also Ireland's first-ever...

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