Alan Campbell enjoys bronze medal finish at World Cup regatta in Lucerne

Alan Campbell on the way to take the third place at the Men's Single Sculls A Final
Alan Campbell on the way to take the third place at the Men's Single Sculls A Final

Coleraine’s Alan Campbell finished third in the final of the single sculls at the third World Cup regatta of the season in Lucerne.

Olympic champion Mahé Drysdale of New Zealand claimed gold with Mindaugas Griskonis from Lithuania second.

Drysdale’s winning time in Sunday’s race was 6:47.38.

Campbell enjoyed a strong finish to overtake world champion Ondrej Synek from the Czech Republic.

Last year the Olympic bronze medallist failed to make the semi-finals in Lucerne and was not selected to compete at the World Championships.

Yesterday was a satisfying result for Campbell after returning from injury.

“To come back from last year like that, to go from 14th to bronze and being back on the podium – it feels like a gold-medal performance to me,” he said.

The medal hopes of Richard Chambers in the lightweight double sculls were hit when his partner Will Fletcher was forced to withdraw from the final because of injury.