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Indian Rowers Made History- Best Performance Ever at the Asian Rowing Championship

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Indian rowers won four more medals on the final day of the 2021 Asian Rowing Championships, Thailand. They ended the continental championship with six medals, out of which two are gold and four silver medals.

Single Sculls

arvind singh rowing - KreedOn
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Arvind Singh clinched a gold medal for India in the Men’s lightweight sculls this Sunday. Arvind had a comprehensive win in the finals, completing the race in only 7:55:942.

Uzbekistan’s Sobirjon Safaraliyev came behind him, winning the silver with a timing of 7:58:397. The bronze went to China’s Weichun Chen with timing of 8:10:043.

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Arvind had won a Silver medal in double lightweight sculls at the continental meet the previous year too. He brought his second medal at the Royal Thai Navy Rowing Center in Rayong, this Sunday.

Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls

Ashish Phugat and Sukhjinder Singh - KreedOn

The dynamic duo of Ashish Phugat and Sukhjinder Singh won silver in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls. They ended the race in 7:12:568, only 3.401 seconds behind the gold medallists.

The gold medal went to the Chinese pair of Qing Li and Weichun Chen, and the bronze was taken by Siwakorn Wongpin and Nawamin Deenoi from Thailand.

Quadruple Sculls

In the Quadruple Sculls, the Indian quartet ended the race with another silver in 6:33:083.

They were defeated by Uzbekistan in a very close encounter which almost had them winning. The difference was a tiny 0.523 seconds.

The winning Indian quartet consisted of Bittu Singh, Jakar Khan, Manjeet Kumar and Sukhmeet Singh.

Men’s Coxless fours

The team of Jasveer Singh, Punit Kumar, Gurmeet Singh, and Charanjeet Singh performed remarkably in the Men’s Coxless fours. 

They clocked at 6:51:661, winning the silver for us at the event.

Previous Medals

Earlier, Arjun Lal Jat and Ravi had clinched gold for India in the Men’s Double Sculls event.

Parminder Singh had also won a silver for India in the Men’s Single Sculls at the beginning of the championship.

Overall Performance

There were 16 rowers for the competition from India his year, participating in six different categories.

India won six medals this year at the championship, compared to its five medals at the previous meet in 2019. With two gold and four silvers, India has ended the championship with a better record than before.


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