Bronze for Campbell in Slovenia

Published Saturday, 03 September 2011
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Coleraine rower Alan Campbell had to settle for Bronze after finishing third in the finals of the Single Sculls event at the World Rowing Championships in Slovenia on Saturday.

Campbell, who has struggled for fitness and form so far this season, opened up an early lead over his rivals following a blistering start, and remained in first place at the halfway point.

However, the 28-year-old began to fade in the latter stages, and was overhauled by long-time rival Mahe Drysdale and the defending champion, Norwegian Olaf Tufte.

Drysdale held on to take the victory, with Tufte second and Campbell back in third, more than four seconds off the winning time.

On Friday fellow Coleraine man Richard Chambers also took a bronze medal with the British men's lightweight fours team, while on Thursday his younger brother Peter grabbed gold as part of the victorious men's lightweight pairs team.

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Kevin Back in UK wrote (1,181 days ago):
Actually, it was Ondrej Synek of the Czech republic in second.
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