Paul O'Donovan defends his world rowing title in style

September 29th, 2017 5:59 PM

By Kieran McCarthy

Paul O'Donovan is a back-to-back world champion.

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WORLD champion Paul O’Donovan defended his title in style at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida.

Just after Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won gold in the lightweight men’s pair, Paul showed why he is the best lightweight single sculler in the world with a dominant win in the A final of the men’s lightweight single sculls.

Paul led from after the 500m mark to win gold in 6:48.870, over three seconds ahead of New Zealand in second and Norway in third place.

It’s now back-to-back world titles for Paul.

Meanwhile, Skibbereen Rowing Club’s Denise Walsh finished sixth in the A final of the women’s lightweight single sculls. The race was won by South Africa.

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