World Rowing Championships: Great Britain win two bronzes

British rowers Sam Scrimgeour and Mark Aldred

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.

British rowers have won two bronze medals at the World Championships on South Korea's Lake Tangeum.

Sam Scrimgeour and Mark Aldred were third in the lightweight pairs final, while Ruth Walczak took bronze in the women's lightweight single scull.

"It's been fourth, fourth, fourth all season and it is so good to get a medal finally," said Rochdale rower Walczak.

Five British boats qualified for the Olympic class finals which take place over the weekend.

Frances Houghton and Vicky Meyer-Laker won their double scull semi-final and the lightweight men's four of Chris Bartley, Will Fletcher, Jonno Clegg and Adam Freeman-Pask also recorded the quickest time to reach their final.

"It's the first time that I've made a World Championships final in a small boat so I'm really pleased," said Houghton who has won four world titles and two Olympic silvers in the quadruple scull.

London 2012 bronze medal winner Alan Campbell finished second in his single scull semi-final, behind Czech Republic favourite and Olympic champion Ondrej Synek, to move into Sunday's final.

Vicky Thornley, in the equivalent women's boat, and double scullers Matthew Langridge and Bill Lucas were fourth in their respective semi-finals and go into the 'B' finals.

Saturday's racing, which will be broadcast live on the BBC, features the first finals in the Olympic class boats with Helen Glover and Polly Swann going in the women's pair.

The two lightweight doubles - Imogen Walsh and Kathryn Twyman and brothers Richard and Peter Chambers - the men's four, and the men's quadruple scull are also all in action.

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