OLYMPICS: Campbell misses out on final

There was disappointment for Alan Campbell in his single sculls semi final today (Friday) as he missed out a place in the final.

Friday, 12th August 2016, 2:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:10 pm
Great Britain's Alan Campbell competes in the Men's single sculls heats in Lagoa during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (Luca Bruno)

He finished fourth in his semi after the Belarus rower stormed through in last 250 metres.

Fellow Coleraine rower Richard Chambers and Great Britain team-mate Will Fletcher also missed out on a place in the final of the lightweight men’s double sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio.

The GB pair came home fourth in their semi-final on Thursday in a time of 6:38.76 minutes, with just the top three qualifying for Friday’s final.

Peter Chambers’ hopes of a second Olympic medal were dashed on Tuesday when the British lightweight fours failed to qualify for the final.