World Rowing Championships: Chambers brothers secure bronze medals

World Rowing Championships

Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands Date: 24-31 August

Coverage: Reports on the BBC Sport website, live on BBC Two on Saturday 30 August 12:15-14:15 BST and Sunday 31 August 12:00-13:45

Richard and Peter Chambers secured bronze medals as part of the Great Britain men's lightweight four at the World Championships in Amsterdam.

The GB quartet held off a powerful late sprint from the French crew to finish third in a time of 5:49.58.

Pre-race favourites Denmark triumphed in 5:47.15, with the New Zealand boat second on 5:48.76.

The GB crew, which also included Chris Bartley and Mark Aldred, had beaten New Zealand in their semi-final on Friday.

The Coleraine brothers, along with Bartley and Aldred, had finished less than a second behind the Danes in the semi-final.

At last year's World Rowing Championships in Chungju, the Chambers brothers won a bronze medal in the lightweight double before returning to the lightweight four this season.

Enniskillen's Leonora Kennedy and her partner Lisa Dilleen finished fifth in their women's pair semi-final.

The Ireland duo qualified for the semis by finishing second in their heat behind Great Britain's Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.