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Irish rowing women's four secure bronze at Tokyo Olympics

The women's four rowing team have won Ireland's first medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Aifric Keogh, ...



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Irish rowing women's four secure bronze at Tokyo Olympics

The women's four rowing team have won Ireland's first medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty produced a strong finish to pip Great Britain to bronze.

They've also made history by becoming the first Irish female rowers to win an Olympics medal.

"We knew we could win a medal, it was just about whether we could pull it off," Keogh said after the race.

"We knew every crew in the boat was also capable of winning a medal and it was just about who got down the course as well as they could in position. It was a bit touch and go. Throughout the race I was like, ‘we could be fourth, fifth.’

"Eimear makes the strategy calls and I tell us where we are in the field. I was looking out and I was like, ‘Oh god,’ in my head, we were slipping back but we said to ourselves if that happens we go early and the last kilometre we backed ourselves.

"Everyone else knows out here that in the last kilometre we just start to go and you could kind of hear it, left and right they were like, ‘don’t let them, don’t let them.’"

The lightweight men's double pair of Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy eased into tomorrow's final.

The World and European champions set a world best time of 6:05.33 in winning their semi-final to lay down a marker for the medal race.

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