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Chambers brothers win bronze at 2013 World Cup Regatta

Northern Irish brothers Peter and Richard Chambers claimed bronze in the lightweight men's double scull at the last day of the World Cup regatta in Switzerland.

But it was a disappointing showing from Coleraine's Alan Campbell, who finished last in the single sculls final at Lucerne.

Helen Glover and Polly Swann took gold to make it a hat-trick of titles in 2013.

The British crew led the women's pairs final from the front, holding off New Zealand to add another win to their triumphs in Eton Dorney last month and Sydney in March.

Britain's Kathryn Twyman and Imogen Walsh were also rowed out of a bronze in the lightweight women's double scull final, while the lightweight men's four came fifth in a final won by New Zealand.

Elsewhere, the women's eights came home fourth in their final, Frances Houghton and Victoria Meyer-Laker were fifth in the women's double scull, and Bill Lucas and Matt Langridge were sixth in the double scull, while the the men's quadruple scull took fourth.

"Getting such a good representation of boats in the A finals is a strong result in the first year of the Olympiad with many new crews at this stage," said GB Rowing team performance director Sir David Tanner.

"We knew that medals would be hard to come by here. Now we know what work we need to do."

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