Chiswick Rower Wins Bronze Olympic Medal

Alan Campbell is a popular member of Tideway Scullers


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Chiswick based rower Alan Campbell has won a Bronze medal for Britain in the London 2012 Olympics.

It is 88 years since Britain won a medal in the category of men's single sculls.

A member of Tideway Scullers Club based on the Thames next to Chiswick Bridge, he has been described as a “real inspiration for the younger members”.

And in a twist of fate, New Zealand's Mahe Drysdale, who took the Gold Medal, has also rowed at Tideway Scullers.

The club posted this picture of Alan Campbell and Bill Barry

Originally from Coleraine in Co. Antrim, Alan has lived in west London since 2002 and was an Olympic finalist in 2008.

In a recent video by Martin Gough of West London Sport Alan spoke of how the club had taken him under its wing in 2002 and had become his ' London family'.

The Club posted the good news of the Olympic win on its website along with a photo of Alan and coach and former Olympic medallist Bill Barry.

Tideway Scullers has spoken of how very proud it is of Alan Campbell and hopes to see some of its members in the next Olympics following on his example.

Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand won the gold medal in the men's single sculls at the Olympic rowing regatta.

The five-time world champion held off longtime rival Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic to win in a time of 6 minutes, 57.82 seconds. Synek was a half-length behind in second and Alan Campbell came through to take the bronze, Britain's sixth medal of the regatta.

August 3, 2012

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