History in their sights – rowers aim for back-to-back Olympic titles

Fintan McCarthy is taking a well-earned rest after his third world title, but he and Paul O’Donovan are aiming to go again in Paris next year

Fintan McCarthy: ‘It would be such an amazing thing to do but we’re just enjoying training, going to regattas, being around our friends and the whole lifestyle’

This is a rare time of rest for Fintan McCarthy. After winning his third world rowing championship title earlier this month, the Corkman is enjoying a brief reprieve from his arduous training schedule but will soon face a turning point in his career.

McCarthy, who has been partnered with Paul O’Donovan in the lightweight double sculls since 2019, is on the verge of history. Next summer in Paris, the duo will seek to match a ...