Olympic hero Paul O'Donovan wins singles gold at Rowing World Championships
So it was brother Gary that was holding him back?!
Just kidding, of course.
Cork rower Paul O'Donovan is a world champion at the age of just 22.
O'Donovan, who claimed a silver medal for the Men's Doubles Sculls at Rio 2016, blitzed a world-class field in a dominant Singles display, in Rotterdam this morning.
Paul o donovan on his way to gold at the world rowing championship. Class act. Coybig pic.twitter.com/T90v6YXBVJ
— tomdonovan (@tomdonovan15) August 27, 2016
He set out at a decent pace and was well clear of his nearest competitors by the end. A suddenly obsessed Irish nation reacted accordingly...
Some man that Paul O'Donovan. Gold medal at the World Championships #hero
— Eric Lalor (@ericlalor) August 27, 2016
— Lynsey Kiely (@lynseykiely) August 27, 2016
— Cormac Horgan (@HorganC_89) August 27, 2016
What a fortnight for Paul O'Donovan, great ambassador for Irish sport #PullLikeADog 💪
— cathy mulhare (@cathy_mulhare) August 27, 2016
Extra reason for Skibbereen to rock long into the night as Paul is due back for a homecoming with brother Gary next Monday evening.
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