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Campbell secures victory in Spain

Coleraine rower Alan Campbell
Alan Campbell was fifth at the Beijing Olympics

Coleraine single sculler Alan Campbell took victory in the final of his event at the opening World Cup regatta of the season in Bayoles, Spain on Sunday.

Campbell came home in a time of 7:05.66 to beat Norway's double Olympic champion Olaf Tufte (7:07.80) with Belgium's Tim Maeyens in third place.

Campbell had also come in ahead of Tufte in Saturday's semi-final.

Another Coleraine competitor, Stephen Feeney, was fifth for Great Britain in the lightweight four final.

The British crew made the final by finishing second to Denmark in the repechage on Saturday.

Campbell was fastest in Friday morning's heats at the opening World Cup regatta in Bayoles, recording a time of 55.83.

Feeney was in the British lightweight four which was fourth in their heat.

Campbell was delighted with his win following a difficult 2008.

"The Olympics was a tough time for me and I'm hoping for a better season. I need to show my form in every regatta. Each one is a personal test for me", said Campbell.

see also
Gold rush as GB dominate in Spain
31 May 09 |  Rowing
Campbell stronger for 2009 season
27 May 09 |  Rowing

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