World Rowing Championships: Chambers and Shorten progress to finals

Peter Chambers (second from left) with the GB lightweight quadruple sculls team at the World Championships
Peter Chambers (second from left) with the GB lightweight quadruple sculls team at the World Championships

Coleraine's Peter Chambers and his GB team-mates have made the lightweight quad sculls World Championships final after winning their semi-final.

The GB crew overhauled Japan and Greece before pulling away in the final 500m to take victory by a length.

Belfast woman Rebecca Shorten is through to the women's eight final in Florida after her GB crew finished third in Thursday's repechage.

Chambers races on Friday with Shorten in action two days later.

Shorten's crew needed a top-four finish in Sarasota and it was achieved with Canada winning the race followed by the United States.

Chambers, along with Gavin Horsburgh, Zak Lee-Green and Ed Fisher, are competing in their first senior regatta together and they produced a superb third-quarter in the semi-final.

The three leading boats will be joined by France, Italy and Switzerland in Friday's final.

The Great Britain team will be confident after this performance that they can get among the medals.

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