Rowing: O’Donovan brothers take gold in World Cup Regatta

Ireland enjoy a fine day on the water in Lucerne as Sanita Puspure wins silver

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan took gold in the World Cup Regatta. Photograph: Alexandra Wey/EPA

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan took gold in the World Cup Regatta. Photograph: Alexandra Wey/EPA

It was another terrific day for Ireland at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne. Paul and Gary O’Donovan won gold, while Sanita Puspure took silver in a thrilling finish.

The O’Donovan brothers looked the pick of the crews in the A Final of the lightweight double sculls, but Denmark and Belgium would not let them win without a fight. All three crews had good starts, and while Ireland took over and led from 800 metres, Belgium pressed up on them with the line in sight.

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