Richard Chambers and Alan Campbell into Munich finals

Richard Chambers
Richard Chambers won gold at last year's World Rowing Championships

Coleraine rowers Alan Campbell and Richard Chambers both progressed to the finals of their events at the World Cup regatta in Munich.

Campbell finished second in his semi-final on Saturday behind Germany's Marcel Hacker.

Chambers and his British team-mates are defending world champions but qualified only third from their semi-final.

Peter Chambers took a silver medal with his British team-mate in the non-Olympic lightweight men's pairs final.

German Hacker (6:55.38) was fastest qualifier in the single sculls semi-final with Campbell some distance back in second (6:58.51).

Hacker was fastest qualifier ahead of Norway's Olympic champion Olaf Tufte.

Switzerland won the lightweight fours semi-final in 6:01.56 ahead of France (6:02.19) and the British boat of Chambers, Paul Mattick, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley.

Both finals take place on Sunday morning.

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