#rowing – Coleraine brothers Richard and Peter Chambers took silver in a cracking race at the Olympic Rowing Regatta at Dorney Lake today.
The duo are half the Britain lightweight four which were hopeful of taking gold. But in a race led for most of the 2000 metres by Denmark, Britain did well to push the Danes into third in a four-boat blanket finish. Australia were fourth and the surprise winners were South Africa.
Earlier, the chances of a medal for Limerickman Sean O'Neill fell away when the New Zealand four could not make it into their A Final. O'Neill, who has long lived in New Zealand, rowed for Ireland in Beijing in 2008.