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Asian Games: Rowers add gold, 2 bronze to India’s medal tally

By Nidhi Bhanot

August 24, 2018

Indian rowers began the sixth day of the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games on a promising note as they clinched a gold and two bronze to the country’s medal tally here on Friday. The Indian men’s team comprising Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh bagged the gold medal in the men’s quadruple sculls event. The rowers clocked 6:17:13 to win the medal. Indonesia and Thailand settled for silver and bronze medals, respectively. In lightweight double sculls rowing event, the Indian team of Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Das won bronze after clocking 7:04.61.

Japan’s Miyaura Masayuki and Takeda Masahiro bagged the gold with a timing of 7:01:70, while the South Korean team of Kim Byunghoon and Lee Minhyuk settled for silver with a timing of 7:03.22. In the same event, Indian rower Dushyant won the bronze medal. However, India’s men’s lightweight eight team narrowly missed out on a medal as they finished at fourth spot in men’s lightweight eight-finals. Elsewhere, the Indian women’s basketball team crashed out of the prestigious quadrennial tournament after losing to Indonesia 66-69 in its final Group A match to end their campaign without a single win. In swimming, Indian men’s 4X100m medley relay team failed to qualify for the finals. Earlier, the team had finished their heats in the fifth spot. India is now standing at the ninth position with a total medal tally of 21 – five gold, four silver and 12 bronze.

Source: ANI