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Gold Medal for Irish Skiff Pair at Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth

13th June 2013
ryanseaton & matt mcgovern
Gold medal winners Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern in winning form in Weymouth. Photo: Paul Wyeth
Gold Medal for Irish Skiff Pair at Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have kick-started their Rio 2016 campaign in the most convincing fashion with a Gold medal at the Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth this afternoon.

The breakthrough performance is the first international medal for the Belfast lough duo who beat numerous World and European medallists in the process.

This is London 2012 pairing's first major event since competing at the venue a year ago, when Weymouth played host to the Olympic regatta.

Going into today's medal races, the pairing had a six point lead but could have been overtaken by any of the top 10 as three double point races were scheduled. In the end, they sealed victory in style extending their lead as Afloat.ie reported earlier posting a third and a second respectively in the two medal races.

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