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Great Britain's Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher after their semi-final
Great Britain's Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher after their semi-final

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

The GB pair could only finish fourth in their semi-final in a time of 6:38.76 minutes – just the top three qualify for today’s final.

Ireland duo Gary and Paul O’Donovan progressed from the same semi-final.

The Irish brothers, from Cork, finished third in 6:35.70.

The French crew won in 6:34.43, followed by the United States pairing, while South Africa, Norway and Poland qualified from the second semi.

The semi-finals of the event had been scheduled to take place on Wednesday but wind and rain led to them being postponed by a day.

Alan Campbell will compete in the semi-finals of the single sculls today.

Meanwhile Donegal’s Chloe Magee lost her opening game in badminton’s women’s singles competition, going down 7-21, 12-21, to Wang Yihan of China.

Magee’s next match is against Karin Schnasse of Germany on Sunday morning.