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Chambers leads NI's charge at the World Championships

 

By Staff Reporter

Coleraine's Peter Chambers enjoys performing on the big occasion and the World Championships in Florida are no different.

The 2012 London Olympic Games silver medallist has made it through to the semi-finals of the biggest regatta of the year in the lightweight quadruple sculls class.

His experience was key as the Great Britain quartet finished second in their heat yesterday behind France. That was enough to progress and not have to go through the repechage process.

Today, Chambers' fellow Coleraine man Joel Cassells will aim to reach the final of the men's lightweight pair alongside partner Sam Scrimgeour.

Cassells and Scrimgeour, World Champions in this event in 2015, missed out on a final place on Sunday after finishing behind Ireland duo Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan in their heat.

They have another chance with the repechage.

Cassells said: "It was good start to the campaign with Sam at the World Championships. We've progressed to the repechage on Tuesday and have more to build on."

Northern Ireland's Holly Nixon is already through to the final of the quadruple sculls with Team GB while Belfast's Rebecca Shorten races in the Women's Eight today.

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