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Chambers Wins Gold at World Rowing Championships

1st September 2011
Chambers Wins Gold at World Rowing Championships
Coleraine man Peter Chambers struck gold at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today. Chambers, who rowed at junior level for Ireland, teamed up with Kieren Emery to win the lightweight junior pair for Britain. Italy were second and Germany third.

On the first day of finals, Germany won the men’s eight with an outstanding row. New Zealand pipped Britain in the women’s pair and Germany won the women’s quadruple title.

World Rowing Championships – Day Five (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – A Final: 1 Germany 5:28.81, 2 Britain 5:30.83, 3 Canada 5:31.18.

Lightweight Pair – A Final: 1 Britain (P Chambers, K Emery) 6:27.59, 2 Italy 6:29.07, 3 Germany 6:29.19.

Women

Pair -  A Final: 1 New Zealand 6:58.16, 2 Britain 6:58.24, 3 Australia 7:03.98.

Quadruple – A Final: 1 Germany 6:18.37, 2 United States 6:19.90, 3 New Zealand 6:23.33.

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Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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