Tokyo Olympics: Ireland wins FIRST ever Olympic rowing gold in lightweight double sculls

Ireland win their FIRST Olympic rowing gold as Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy beat Germany at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo to win lightweight double sculls

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan earned Ireland’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics when they won the men’s lightweight double sculls.

The duo beat Germany to win by less than a second on the Sea Forest Waterway, while Italy took a distant third place finish.

It was Ireland’s second medal at the Games, after the bronze for the women’s four on Wednesday.

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Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan took Ireland’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics

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