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Brilliant Gold Medal for O'Driscoll and O'Donovan at World Rowing

29th September 2017
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Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll. Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll.

#Rowing: Ireland’s lightweight pair of Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll took a brilliant gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida. They got a tough challenge from Italy and Brazil, but O’Donovan and O’Driscoll produced a stunning row, with a stroke rate of well into the 40s right through the race. They took over the lead at 750 metres and never gave it up, despite concerted challenges by, first, Brazil and then Italy, who took second, with the South Americans taking bronze.  

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