Updated: 03/08/2012 07:18 | By pa.press.net

Lightweight four take British silver



Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers with their silver medals

Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers with their silver medals

Great Britain's lightweight men's four rowing crew won a silver medal after being pipped to the line by new Olympic champions South Africa in a sensational final.

In a thrilling sprint for the line, the British crew of Richard and Peter Chambers, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley edged 2008 champions Denmark into bronze.

Britain have now won three medals at the Olympic rowing regatta following Wednesday's gold for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning and bronze for the men's eight.

New Zealand's Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan took gold in the men's double sculls, with the British crew finishing in fifth.

World champions Cohen and Sullivan won in six minutes 31.67 seconds ahead of Italy and the Slovenian crew who were looking to reclaim the Olympic title they won 12 years ago in Sydney.

Britain's Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend made a promising start, leading the field after 250 metres, and they were in medal contention heading into the second half of the race.

But New Zealand and Italy produced strong finishes to overhaul Slovenia and row Britain out of the medals.

The United States retained their Olympic title in the women's eight to continue their dominance of the event, while Great Britain trailed home in fifth.

The USA, five-time world champions and unbeaten since 2006, beat Canada into silver with the Netherlands taking bronze.

Britain were bronze medallists at the world championships in 2011 but they have struggled to recapture that form this week, although a strong finish took them ahead of Australia.

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02/08/2012 14:36
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Serious question..Do spam sponsor MSN ?? 

02/08/2012 14:57
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WELCOME TO YET ANOTHER FREE SPAM PAGE!!!!
02/08/2012 16:03
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14 comments - most of them spam or complaining about spam - does anyone at yahoo check!

 

Well done to all the medal winners.

02/08/2012 15:39
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MSN bright sparks--not, what on earth is all this rubbish supposed to be comments get rid, don't forget to vet this
02/08/2012 16:21
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I think they get paid per spam, or maybe free dates!

Anyway, very well done to all the GB competitors they are doing fabulously well!

At least so far we don't seem to have the usual bunch of moaners, anti this and that on the pages!

02/08/2012 20:16
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Superb performance for the whole team, very well done!
02/08/2012 18:41
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The empty seats fiasco continues and ho ho Coe still can't see it. Somebody please clean his glases (and nose while you're at it). If he spent more time getting bums on seats and less time adding to the pile of brown s.h.i.t.e  on his nose, seats would have been occupied by the public.

02/08/2012 18:32
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At last.............our sports men and women have stopped listening to the 'its the taking part that count' brigade and getting into the game of winning. We all play the lottery to win. Dare anyone to dispute that............ FACT. Congrats Team GB. Keep COMPETING for Gold. If you don't hit the jackpot don't give up.........the lesser pot of silver and bronze is still up for grabs.
02/08/2012 18:02
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well done to team GBs winners

 

HUSSAIN  im sure there are other places you can post your scams----but please dont phone or email me

03/08/2012 07:13
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Well done Gemma and all who got a gong. Gemma will be a star and humble at that. Sad story about Mum and well done for destroying the world title holder, possibly a bigger thing than the gong anyway
02/08/2012 21:56
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Does anyone know where some of the stories disappear to, especially those that have the most comments?  MSN seem to keep some stories that have absolutely no interest to people but get rid of the really popular commented ones.  Sometimes I will read a story and the comments and then want to go back to it later to see more comments etc but find it has vanished.  They dont seem to have an index or a search facilty.  Also I will see a couple of headlines of stories and then they vanish too and I can't remember where I saw them.  Is it just me?
02/08/2012 20:44
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yay ;) another medal. On every post where there is a story of medals won by Team GB I'm there! :D
02/08/2012 17:46
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Dear everyone there is a new mobile phone to be launched and everyone is invited to come plus a job vacancy as well.
the address is 

Holiday Inn : London - Regent's Park
Carburton Street 
London, England
W1W SEE 
It will be held on Tuesday 7pm, 7th August pls be there.
and mention Mudassar hussain

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Lightweight four take British silverGreat Britain's lightweight men's four rowing crew won a silver medal after being pipped to the line by new Olympic champions South Africa in a sensational final.pa.press.net2012-08-03T07:18:012012-08-03T07:18:01Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers with their silver medalsGreat Britain's lightweight men's four rowing crew won a silver medal after being pipped to the line by new Olympic champions South Africa in a sensational final.In a thrilling sprint for the line, the British crew of Richard and Peter Chambers, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley edged 2008 champions Denmark into bronze.Britain have now won three medals at the Olympic rowing regatta following Wednesday's gold for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning and bronze for the men's eight.New Zealand's Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan took gold in the men's double sculls, with the British crew finishing in fifth.World champions Cohen and Sullivan won in six minutes 31.67 seconds ahead of Italy and the Slovenian crew who were looking to reclaim the Olympic title they won 12 years ago in Sydney.Britain's Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend made a promising start, leading the field after 250 metres, and they were in medal contention heading into the second half of the race.But New Zealand and Italy produced strong finishes to overhaul Slovenia and row Britain out of the medals.The United States retained their Olympic title in the women's eight to continue their dominance of the event, while Great Britain trailed home in fifth.The USA, five-time world champions and unbeaten since 2006, beat Canada into silver with the Netherlands taking bronze.Britain were bronze medallists at the world championships in 2011 but they have struggled to recapture that form this week, although a strong finish took them ahead of Australia.seo_keywordsRowing finals Th11Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers with their silver medalsChris Bartley, Richard 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