Olympic rower Claire Lambe, 27, announces retirement

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Claire Lambe (L) with Sinead Lynch.

Olympic rower Claire Lambe has retired aged 27 after a stellar career at the highest level. 

Lambe and Sinead Lynch came sixth overall at the Rio Games in the Lightweight Women’s Double Scull.

The Dubliner also claimed lightweight single scull fourth at 2013 European Championships, ninth in the 2015 Worlds and was part of the Cambridge team that won the 2016 Women’s Boat Race.

Alongside Lynch, she made history as the pair became the first Irish women’s crew to ever make it to a Games rowing final in Brazil.

Paying tribute to her feats, Rowing Ireland said: “The accomplishment of racing in an Olympic final in particular has been incredibly inspiring to so many young athletes and it has been a privilege for all of us to share in Claire’s journey. 

“We at Rowing Ireland wish Claire the very best in her retirement from international rowing and hope to see her on the domestic circuit for many seasons to come!”

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