Asian Games: India win one gold, two bronze medals in rowing


Jakarta: India started their Asian Games 2018 campaign with a bang by winning a gold and two bronze medals in rowing on the sixth day here on Friday.

Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh won gold in Quadruple Sculls. Indian rowers Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh won bronze in Lightweight Double Sculls. Rohit and Bhagwan clocked 7:04.61 to win bronze in their event at the JSC Lake.

Japan’s Miyaura Masayuki and Takeda Masahiro won the gold with a timing of 7:01.70 while Koreans Kim Byunghoon and Lee Minhyuk (7:03.22) bagged silver.

Earlier, Dushyant won the country its first rowing medal at the ongoing Games, claiming a bronze in men’s lightweight single sculls.

This was India’s 21st medals at the ongoing Games and 12th bronze. The country has also won five gold and four silver medals.

India’s latest medal tally:

Gold — 5

Silver — 4

Bronze — 12

Total: 21

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