IT WAS a memorable day for Irishman Paul O’Donovan who won a gold medal at World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The Skibbereen rower crossed his sleeve as well as the semi A / B in the morning before the triumphant moment earlier in the day

The 28-year-old Olympic gold medalist also made history with a time of 6:47.15, a new World Cup record.

Rowing Ireland CEO Michelle Carpenter said on her official website: “Congratulations to Paul on winning gold today and breaking a World Cup record. We were delighted to see the result, as thousands of young rowers competed in the sport for the first time today in the 1km Classic, at the National Rowing Centre, where our top athletes are based. . It’s phenomenal to see the stars of the future competing and enjoying our sport today.

Rowing Ireland High Performance Director Antonio Maurogiovanni added: “We are delighted with Paul’s performance and to see him come away from World Cup III with the gold medal. After good races here and in Poznan, we are looking forward to the European and World Championships in the months to come. A lot of time and effort goes into these events, so thank you to all of the athletes, coaches and support staff for their contribution to our continued success.

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