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Ireland has won a gold medal overnight at Tokyo Olympics

Jul 29, 2021 07:07 By News Northern Sound
Ireland has won a gold medal overnight at Tokyo Olympics Ireland has won a gold medal overnight at Tokyo Olympics
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They crossed the finish line just ahead of Germany and Italy.

Ireland has won a gold medal overnight at the Tokyo Olympics in the double lightweight sculls final.

Skibbereen pair Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan cross the line ahead of the crews from Germany and Italy, who finished on the podium.

It's the first gold medal the country has ever won in rowing, and follows the bronze won by the Women's Four team yesterday.

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Sean O'Brien is Captain of Skibbereen Rowing Club in West Cork - he says everyone is delighted with the win:

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