Rio Olympics 2016: Ireland's Gary and Paul O'Donovan win rowing silver

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O'Donovan brothers win rowing silver

Brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan won rowing silver in the lightweight men's double sculls to give Ireland their first medal of the Rio Olympics.

The brothers finished 0.53 seconds behind France's Pierre Houin and Jeremie Azou, who won gold.

Norway's Kristoffer Brun and Are Strandli were edged out for bronze.

"It's brilliant, said Gary O'Donovan. "We're Ireland's first Olympic rowing medallists ever and we're so proud to come home with a medal."

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