Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan delighted to write Ireland into history books with Olympic gold

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Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan earned Ireland’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics as they won the men’s lightweight double sculls.

The duo overhauled Germany to win by under a second at the Sea Forest Waterway, with Italy taking a distant third.

It was Ireland’s second medal of the Games after the women’s four earned bronze on Wednesday.

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