The duo will compete in the men’s doubles sculls event at the Games after finishing second at the Asia Oceania Continental Regatta.
The Indian rowing duo of Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics rowing men’s doubles sculls . They finished second at the Asia Oceania Continental Regatta event.
SAI tweeted : “Indian duo of Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh qualify for Rowing men’s doubles sculls event for #Tokyo2020 with second place finish at the Asia Oceania Continental Regatta event.”
Earlier, four Indian sailors qualified for the Tokyo Games through the Mussanah Open Championship in Oman. It will also be the first time Indians will represent in three sailing events at the Olympics.
Nethra Kumanan (laser radial class) became the first Indian female sailor to qualify for the Olympics. She is the 10th sailor to qualify for the Games and the first to earn a direct entry.
Yesterday, wrestler Sumit Malik became the latest entry to the list of Indian athletes who have qualified in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He achieved this after he reached the finals of the Olympic qualifiers in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the semi finals. This made him the seventh Indian wrestler to qualify for the event. Hence, Indian athletes are now responsible for securing three Olympics berths in a matter of just a few hours. This is quite a big achievement for Indian sports as a whole.
Meanwhile the IOC on Thursday announced the signing of an MoU with Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE. They did this as part of the plans to ensure safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. As a result of the contract, they are set to donate doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to Games participants from National Olympic and Paralympic Committees around the world.
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