Gary & Paul O'Donovan are world champions after they claimed gold in the men's lightweight double sculls in Bulgaria this morning
The Skibereen brothers qualified third in their semi final but there was no such drama in the final as they took control with 500m to go and came home comfortably in front of the Italian pair in second.
Gary & Paul live on @RTE2 with @EvanneNiC— Rowing Ireland (@RowingIreland) September 15, 2018
Medal ceremony coming up live now for the crowning of our new WORLD CHAMPIONS who claim they were out last nite until 2am!! 😆🥇🏆💪 #GreenBlades #WeAreRowingIreland pic.twitter.com/bwdvkpOcdf
President Higgins has congratulated the duo.
“It is a pleasure to, once again, send my congratulations to Gary and Paul O’Donovan on winning a rowing medal.— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) September 15, 2018
They continue to inspire us, not only with this win at the World Rowing Championships but also with their mental and physical strength.”