Paul O’Donovan

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Biography

  • Age - 27
  • Club - UCC Rowing Club
  • Event - Lightweight Mens

Results

  • Olympic Games
  • 2016 Rio - LM2x
  • World Rowing Championships
  • 2019 Ottensheim - LM2X
  • 2018 Plovdiv - LM2X
  • 2017 Sarasota - LM1X
  • 2016 Rotterdam - LM1X
  • European Rowing Championships
  • 2018 Glasgow - LM2x
  • 2017 Racice - LM2x
  • 2016 Brandenburg - LM2x
  • World Cup I
  • 2018 Belgrade - Bronze
  • 2016 Varese - LM2x
  • World Cup II
  • 2017 Poznan - LM2x
  • World Cup III
  • 2019 Rotterdam - LM2x
  • 2018 Lucerne - LM2x
  • 2017 Lucerne - LM2x

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Paul comes from Skibbereen and has been rowing since 2001. Paul is currently studying Medicine in UCC and rows for UCC Rowing Club.

Paul is one of Ireland’s greatest athletes. He won the silver medal, alongside his brother Gary, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and has since won four consecutive gold medals at the World Rowing Championships; in the Lightweight Single Scull in 2016 and 2017, and in 2018 and 2019 in the Lightweight Double with Gary (2018) and Fintan McCarthy (2019). Paul and Gary also won gold at the 2017 European Championships in the Lightweight Double.

Listen to Paul’s interview on The Rowing Ireland Podcast: https://therowingirelandpodcast.podbean.com/

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I don't feel guilty ....

Most likely to say

Pull like a dog