Aifric Keogh

ROWING

Gender

Female

Discipline

Women’s Four

Date Of Birth

July 9, 1992

Hometown

Na Forbacha (Furbo), Galway

BIOGRAPHY

Started rowing in 2006 in the Jes in Galway, and studied food microbiology at UCC. Was part of the women’s double earlier in this Olympic campaign. A world finalist who finished sixth, with Emily Hegarty in Paris 2018. They were the first Irish women’s pair to make a World final. Set world records on the ergometer (indoors) during 2020 Covid Lockdowns and has beaten Sanita Puspure in a 30-minute erg test.

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