Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rio '16: Northern Irish competing for Team GB

Ireland has sent 77 athletes to Rio (51 men, 26 women) in 13 sports, with 21 of them coming from Northern Ireland.
In addition, eight Northern Irish athletes  have made Team GB, all but one of them in hockey or rowing. These are:
Hockey:
David Ames
Mark Gleghorne (brother Paul in Irish squad)
Iain Lewers
Ian Sloan
Gp A: GB 1, Belgium 4; GB 2, New Zealand 2; GB 9, Brazil 1; GB 1, Australia 2; GB 1, Spain 1. Fifth in group; failed to advance.
Rowing:
Alan Campbell- Single sculls: Ht 4, 1st 7:08.31; QF4, 2nd 6:49.41; SFA/B3, 4th, 7:09.54
Peter Chambers - coxless lightweight fours: Ht 2,  2nd, 6:01.27; SF2, 4th 6:10.46; B final: 1st, 6:31.54; 7th overall
Richard Chambers - lightweight double sculls (with W Fletcher): Ht 4, 2nd, 6:25,62; SFA/B1, 4 6:38.76 (Donovans 3rd)
Archery:
Patrick Huston - Ranking rd, 38th, 656; rd of 64 - Huston 6, Rick van der Ven (Ded) 4; round of 32 - Huston 0, Ku Bon Chan (Sth Kor) 6.

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