Paul O'Donovan looked in red hot form in his Worlds semi-final, so it was unsurprising to find the defending lightweight sculls champion in an icebath.

RTÉ Sport's Evanne Ní Chuilinn spoke to the Skibbereen rower about his form, his tactics for the final and how he is keeping cool in the blazing Florida sunshine.

His brother Gary has travelled to Sarasota but is not competing due to illness, but Paul is a proven solo performer in the boat and in front of a microphone.

Watch the World Rowing Championships live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player from 3.30pm on Friday.