World Rowing 2013: Chambers brothers win semi-final

Peter and Richard Chambers

WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Venue:
Chungju, South Korea
Date:
25 August - 1 September
Coverage:
Daily reports on the BBC Sport website. Saturday 31 August: Live on 5 live sports extra at 06:45 BST and BBC Red Button at 07:00 BST, highlights on BBC One at 15:00 BST. Sunday 1 September: Live on 5 live sports extra at 06:45 BST and the BBC Red Button at 07:00 BST, highlights on BBC Two at 14:30 BST.

Northern Ireland's Richard and Peter Chambers have won their lightweight men's double semi-final at the World Championships in South Korea.

The Coleraine brothers came through in the closing stages to beat Norway in a time of six minutes, 18.39 seconds.

The Great Britain team duo had stayed in the pack, behind Austria, in the first half of Thursday's race.

"We had a good battle with the Norwegians and it's just good to win," said Richard, the elder of the two.

"We knew it was going to be tough but it was also a good challenge for us."

The final of the lightweight men's double takes place on Saturday morning.