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.