Rowing: World gold medal for Coleraine’s Joel Cassells

Joel Cassells celebrates winning gold
Joel Cassells celebrates winning gold

Coleraine rower Joel Cassells and his British team-mate Sam Scrimgeour have won the lightweight pairs gold medal at the World Championships in France on Friday morning.

The British duo dominated from the start as they finished 2.62 seconds ahead of France with Germany in third.

Two other Coleraine men Alan Campbell and Peter Chambers failed to reach the A finals in their events.

Single sculler Campbell and lightweight four team member Chambers will compete in B finals on Sunday.