The summer is over and the rain starts again as Peter Chambers tosses his sunglasses as he competes with Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley of Great Britain in the Lightweight Men's Four semifinals at Eton Dorney. Photograph:
Great Britain's, from left, Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers stroke during a lightweight men's rowing four in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Britain rowers, from right, Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley compete to win the silver medal in the men's lightweight four rowing final at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Damien Meyer, Pool)
The shattered, silver hero who came oh-so close to gold in men's lightweight fours
Bluecoat School was founded in 1708 or 1709 by the Reverend Robert Styth, who died in 1713 and was rector of Liverpool, and Bryan Blundell, a sea captain and twice Mayor of Liverpool in 1721–22 and 1728-29. Constructed between 1716-17, the building wasn't extended until 1718 to function as a boarding school. This picture is of Founders' Day 1920.