Paul O’Donovan



DISCIPLINE: L’weight Men’s Double

AGE: 28 (April 19, 1994)

HOMETOWN: Skibbereen, Co Cork


Paul has been rowing since he was six. He has a physiotherapy degree from UCD and is currently studying medicine at UCC. Paul and his brother Gary won Ireland’s first Olympic rowing medal (silver in LWx2) in 2016 and he is a four-time world champion; two in Lightweight Single (2016 and 2017) and two in Lightweight Double with Gary (2018) and Fintan McCarthy (2019). His European honours are two golds (2016 and 2021) and two silvers (2017, 2018). This year he won the European title with Fintan and they also won gold at the World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne.

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