Irish rowers become internet sensations with funny Olympic interview

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Irish rowing duo Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan have become quite the internet sensation following their silver medal in the Men's lightweight double sculls event.

Not only have they become Ireland's only medal winners this summer in Rio, they have also become one of the best Olympians to interview.

Following on from their silver medal, the duo gave a rather entertaining interview expressing their delight at the result, but they have recently taken the internet by storm once again after being interviewed by RTE Sport.


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The O'Donovan's finished second in the rowing, behind French duo Pierre Houin and Jeremie Azou, who finished the race in 6:30.70, just ahead of the Irish brothers who completed it in 6:31.23.

After winning Ireland's only medal so far this summer, the rowing duo are soaking up all the fame and attention coming their way, and they became even more popular following their brilliant interviews.

Whilst being interviewed by an Irish news channel, the duo put on quite a show, amusing the entire nation and becoming an internet sensation overnight.

Both Gary and Paul are clearly delighted with their achievements and are making the most of their time out in Brazil, with Gary admitting that he's been signing photos and doing autographs ever since winning the silver medal.

As for Paul, it hasn't been as fun as he had to go through doping control, and admitted that he was there for a couple of hours trying to urinate into a cup.

A sensational performance from the Irish brothers both in and out of the lake.

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