Silver for Lightweight Four

South Africa have shattered the dreams of a gold medal for Britain's Men's Lightweight Four.

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Silver for lightweight fours - first pictures

Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers win silver Credit: PA

Four of the region's top rowers have won a silver medal in the Men's Lightweight Four.

Chris Bartley and brothers Richard and Peter Chambers from Henley teamed up with Rob Williams from Maidenhead for a second place on the podium at Eton Dorney.

They were just pipped at the line by South Africa, with Denmark in third.

Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers win silver Credit: PA

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Men's lightweight four prepare for final at Eton Dorney

Four of the region's top rowers must replicate their semi-final performance to win a medal in the Men's Lightweight Four. Chris Bartley and brothers Richard and Peter Chambers from Henley will team up with Rob Williams from Maidenhead as they strive for a place on the podium at Eton Dorney.

The first final of the day has already taken place so the Berkshire team know they must beat a time of 6:08.37 already set by France if they want to achieve Gold. The Brits have already managed to beat the 6 minute mark in the semi-finals and hope they can repeat that performance today.

More gold hopes for region's rowers

Great Britain's Sam Townsend, right, and Bill Lucas stroke during a men's rowing double sculls. Credit: AP Photo/Armando Franca

The region's rowers are hoping for more Olympic triumphs at Eton Dorney today, but can they match Helen Glover and Heather Stanning's success?

Sam Townsend from Reading, competing in the men's rowing double sculls with partner Bill Lucas, will be among those going for gold.

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Olympic ticket touts - police statement

Thames Valley Police can confirm that a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of selling tickets without authority at the Olympic rowing event at Eton Dorney this morning.

The man was arrested shortly after 8.30am having been detained by security staff at Windsor Racecourse.

The man remains in police custody at this time.

Supt Andy Standen, the Silver Commander of the policing operation, said: “Members of the public are reminded that tickets are not available at the venues and anyone caught selling tickets may be liable for arrest.”

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