World Rowing Championships: Chambers pair through to final

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 a place in the lightweight four final at the World Championships after finishing second in their semi-final on Friday.

The Coleraine brothers were part of the Great Britain crew which clocked a time of 5:43.97, less than a second behind winners Denmark in Amsterdam.

The GB crew, which also included Chris Bartley and Mark Aldred, were early leaders before the Danes took control.

The lightweight four final will be held on Sunday.

Starting from lane one, the British crew set the early pace and stayed in touch with the Danes throughout the race.

New Zealand came in third, almost four seconds adrift of the British, to claim the final qualifying spot for the final.

France won the second semi-final ahead of Australia and the Netherlands.

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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