Cork brothers take gold at European Rowing Championships

Irish brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan claimed gold at the European Rowing Championships in Germany on an impressive day for Irish competitors.

The pair claimed first place in the A Final of the lightweight double sculls on the closing day of the Championships in Brandenburg an der Havel.

Gary, left, and Paul O'Donovan of Ireland celebrate after winning the final of the men's lightweight double scull competition at the European Rowing Championships on lake Beetzsee in Brandenburg/Havel, Germany.
Gary, left, and Paul O'Donovan of Ireland celebrate after winning the final of the men's lightweight double scull competition at the European Rowing Championships on lake Beetzsee in Brandenburg/Havel, Germany.

Sanita Puspure finished third in the Women’s Single Sculls Final.

The results moved Ireland to sixth place overall in the medal table.

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