Chris Bartley from Wrexham was the proud winner of a silver medal in the men’s lightweight fours at the London 2012 Olympics today.
Denmark had led for most of the race at Eton Dorney but Team GB looked like they may pip them to the post in the final 500m.
However, in a thrilling finale South Africa came flying through to grab gold with GB winning silver and Denmark pushed out into third.
Team GB finished in an impressive six minutes 03.09 seconds describing the race as “brutal”.
Bartley had to be helped out of the boat and given medical assistance after the gruelling race, but was back on his feet for the medals ceremony.
Vicky Thornley from Holt finished in fifth in the women’s eights at 12.30.
Earlier today Coedpoeth’s Tom James and the men’s coxless fours beat Australia to win in the semi-finals, the final is on Saturday and GB are one of the favourites for a gold medal.
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