World Rowing Championships: Chambers brothers secure bronze medals

Peter and Richard Chambers won bronze at last year's world championships
Peter and Richard Chambers won bronze at last year's world championships
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.

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