Olympic rowing brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan gave the most Cork interview ever after their race
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Olympic rowing brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan gave the most Cork interview ever after their race

WHAT'S better than one Olympian? Two Olympian brothers of course.

Gary and Paul O'Donovan, who hail from Skibbereen in Co Cork, gave an interview yesterday to RTÉ Sport just after they won their heat in Rio.

The brothers won their heat of the lightweight doubles in a time of 6:23.72.

Their time was a third of a second ahead of the Italian team, guaranteeing their place in Wednesday’s semi-final.

Speaking after the heat, the duo, who are two years apart in age, said they "handled it well".

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Gary O'Donovan, the older of the two, said he was "almost disappointed" they couldn't do the heat on Sunday.

"We were looking forward to that, it would have been a bit of craic."

Emphasising the strength of rebel county rowers, Paul O'Donovan said, "We're well used to a bit of wind, that kind of thing wouldn't faze us at all."

The Olympic brothers were speaking in relation to the postponement of Sunday's rowing heats due to strong winds across the lagoon where the competition was set to take place.

Watch the interview with the brothers below... 

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