Friday, 15 December 2017

Chambers' comfortable win at GB trials

OLYMPIC lightweight medallist Richard Chambers headed a string of successful Leander performances at GB trials last weekend, where the club's athletes picked up wins in men's singles and men's pairs, as well as Chambers' own win in lightweight singles.

OLYMPIC lightweight medallist Richard Chambers headed a string of successful Leander performances at GB trials last weekend, where the club's athletes picked up wins in men's singles and men's pairs, as well as Chambers' own win in lightweight singles.

Racing over their well-known stamping ground, a 5,000m course on the River Witham at Boston, Lincolnshire the weather was fair for the participants, for whom a freezing cold blast from the east is often the order of the day.

Ulsterman Chambers, who hails from Coleraine, took a 21 second margin at the head of the field of lightweight scullers, his nearest rival being Leander's Jamie Kirkwood. Jono Clegg finished in fourth place while Leander freshman Charles Waite-Roberts was the fourth man from the club to record a top 10 finish.

Among the heavyweight singles Charles Cousins, from the GB men's quad, once again finished with top honours, eclipsing Alan Campbell of Tideway Scullers, who is trying to get back on form after missing last year's world championships. Pete Lambert, stroke of the GB quad, finished fourth, with the next five places also being taken by Leander men "? Stewart Innes, John Collins, Angus Groom, Jonny Walton and Nick Middleton.

Among the men's pairs Leander's Alex Gregory and Molesey's Mo Sbihi, from the GB world champion men's four, finished in first place. Second went to a hastily assembled crew of Leander's Pete Reed and Constantine Louloudis of Oxford University, whose original partners had to pull out through illness and injury.

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