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The shattered, silver hero who came oh-so close to gold in men's lightweight fours

The silver medal is Britain's third in the rowing at this Olympics and the country's tenth overall - men's lightweight fours

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Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers, Chris Bartley on the podium after winning silver in rowing at London 2012

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Britain's Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley smile with their silver medals after finishing a very close second in the men's lightweight four rowing

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Great Britain's lightweight men's rowing four team, Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers

Wales' silver medal winning rower Chris Bartley, from Wrexham, who gace it his all in the Men's Lightweight Four at Eton Dorney. (www.bbc.co.uk)

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Big finish: (from right to left) Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley

Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley won a stunning silver medal in the LM4- at London 2012

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There were more medals for Team GB in rowing as the lightweight men's four - Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers - won silver in a thrilling final at Eton Dorney. South Africa took the gold.

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