Olympics 2020: UCD graduate Eimear Lambe wins Ireland’s first medal in Tokyo
UCD graduate Eimear Lambe has won Ireland’s first medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a bronze for the Women’s Four at the Sea Forest Waterway.
Alongside teammates Aifric Keogh, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty, the Dublin native produced a strong finish to hold off Team GB to finish third behind Australia and the Netherlands.
Their podium finish is the first time female rowers have won an Olympic medal for Ireland, and the ream is only the second ever female Irish crew to reach an Olympic final.
“We knew we could win a medal, it was just about whether we could pull it off,” said Eimear, who studied BComm International while at University College Dublin.
“We also knew that every crew was also capable of winning a medal so it was just about who got down the course as well as they could in these conditions.