Ireland is celebrating a first gold medal at the Olympics since 2012.
Skibbereen rowers Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy have been crowned lightweight doubles sculls champions in Tokyo.
They finished this morning’s race strongly to come in ahead of Germany in the gold medal position, in a time of six-minutes and six-seconds to land Ireland’s second medal of the Games.
It follows Paul and his brother Gary securing silver in the boat in Rio.
Three-time Olympian Niall O’Toole says there’s a real prospect of another medal in Paris in three years time.
“Fintan has not even reached his prime. Paul is not going anywhere, he will only get better. He wil get more confident and brutal. It’s clearly a very competitive environment in Cork, and they are getting the best out of all their Athletes.”