Brit crews reach finals

Great Britain will have a remarkable 10 crews in the Olympic rowing finals this weekend after the lightweight men's double scull and lightweight men's four both qualified today.

Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter became the first lightweight British crew ever to qualify for an Olympic final after dominating their double scull semi-final.

And the four - Richard Chambers, James Lindsay-Fynn, Paul Mattick and James Clarke - completed Britain's impressive finals line-up by finishing third in their semi-final.

But there was disappointment for Helen Casey and Hester Goodsell, who came fourth in the women's lightweight double sculls semi-final and dropped into the B final.