UCC student and alumnus win Olympic Gold

4 Aug 2021
Courtesy of Todayfm.

UCC student and alumna also win first ever Olympic Medal for Irish women's rowing

History was made in the small hours of this morning as Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secured Ireland’s first ever Olympic Gold medal in Rowing at the Tokyo games. Paul is one of seven University College Cork students at the Olympics in Tokyo, meaning UCC has more students on Team Ireland than any other Higher Education Institute in the country.

Paul and Fintan - a University College Cork student and alumnus respectively - justified their favourite tags with a thrilling race in the men's lightweight double sculls final at the Sea Forest Waterway, coming from behind to beat Germany and secure gold.

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