Saturday 21 October 2017

Olympic silver medallist Gary O'Donovan ruled out of World Rowing Championships due to illness

Gary O'Donovan, left, and Paul O'Donovan of Ireland in action
Gary O'Donovan, left, and Paul O'Donovan of Ireland in action
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Olympic silver medallist Gary O'Donovan will not be partnering brother Paul in the World Rowing Championships later this month after being hit with a viral infection.

Gary will still travel to Florida as first reserve with Shane O'Driscoll filling in for the lightweight men's double sculls event.

Patrick Boomer, Fionnan McQuillan-Tolan, Sanita Puspure, Denise Walsh, Aileen Crowley and Aifric Keogh are the other Irish competitors taking part.

The competition will take place Saratosa area in Florida from September 24 despite damage caused to the area by Hurricane Irma.

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