Asian Games 2023: Indian Men’s Four rowing team bags bronze
Indian rowers finished their campaign by winning five medals in the Continental Meet.
The Indian rowing team has secured two additional medals by clinching the bronze in the finals of the men’s Four and men’s Quadruple Sculls event at the Asian Games 2023. At first, the quartet comprising Ashish Kumar, Bheem Singh, Jaswinder Singh, and Punit Kumar recorded a time of 6:10.81s, securing third place behind Uzbekistan and China.
The silver medal was secured by China with a time of 6:10.04s, while the gold medal was claimed by the Uzbekistan team with a time of 6:4.96s. Moments later Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan, Sukhmeet Singh clinched India’s fifth rowing medal – bronze in quadruple sculls.
Earlier in the day, Balraj Panwar secured a commendable fourth position with a timing of 7:08.79s in the final race of men’s single sculls event at the Asian Games 2023. The youngster was outclassed by China, Japan and Hong Kong who bagged the gold, silver and bronze respectively by clocking 6:57.06s, 6:59.79s and 7:00.55s.
Balraj was in the third spot post the 1500m mark but in the final phase lost intensity to finish 4th. With the recent addition of two bronze medals, India’s medal count has increased to five in rowing, consisting of two silver medals and three bronze medals.
Yesterday, Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh achieved a commendable feat by securing a silver medal in the ongoing quadrennial extravaganza, narrowly finishing behind China in the final of the men’s Lightweight Double Sculls event. Subsequently, Lekh Ram and Babu Lal Yadav contributed to India’s medal tally by clinching a bronze medal in the Men’s Pair Final.
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Another noteworthy achievement came from the Indian rowers’ team comprising of Neeraj, Naresh Kalwaniya, Neetish Kumar, Charanjeet Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, and Ashish, who displayed remarkable skill and determination, securing a well-deserved second place with a timing of 05:43.01 in the men’s Eight Final.
India also bagged its first gold at Asian Games 2023 today as the Indian trio of Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Divyansh Singh Panwar bagged a gold in 10m Air Rifle men’s team event.