Gold for Brookes alumnus at rowing World Championships

Monday, 08 November 2010

Richard Chambers clinched a gold medal at the rowing World Championships in New Zealand.

Rower and Oxford Brookes alumnus Richard Chambers clinched a gold medal at the sport’s World Championships in New Zealand.

James Roe won silver. Both he and Chambers were rowing in fours.

Alumna Caroline O’Connor narrowly missed out on the medals, finishing 4th in the women’s eight.

Alex Partridge and Matt Langridge, both alumni, also finished fourth in their four while current student Peter Chambers came sixth in the single sculls.

The races took place on Lake Karapiro and cemented Britain’s position as the world's pre-eminent rowing nation.

Great Britain took home a total of 11 medals, including five gold. Hosts New Zealand clinched 10 medals of which three were gold.

The team trophy went to Britain. Germany were second and New Zealand third.

Richard Spratley, director of rowing at Oxford Brookes said: “We are thrilled with the performance of our current and alumni rowers, and wish them well for their preparation for London 2012.”