In the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls event, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh exhibited their unwavering resolve by clinching the second position with a time of 6:27.45. Their impressive performance earned them a spot in the competition, setting the stage for a Repechage battle for Final A berths. The Indian duo finished just behind China’s Zhiyu Liu and Zhang Liang.
Meanwhile, in another heat of the same event, Satnam Singh and Parminder Singh put up a strong performance, clocking a time of 6:27.01. Their remarkable effort secured them a place in the Repechage, where they will vie for coveted Final A positions.
The Indian women’s rowing team also made a promising start at the Asian Games, with Kiran and Anshika Bharti, the Indian Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls pairing, securing their spot in their respective heat. They recorded a time of 7:27.57 and are set to compete in the Repechage round for a chance to advance to the final.
In the Men’s Doubles coxless event, India’s Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram displayed their prowess, finishing in third place with a commendable timing of 6:42.59.
With these impressive performances, the Indian Rowing team have set a positive tone for their campaign at the Asian Games.
In addition to rowing, the Indian sailing team are gearing up for a significant presence at the Asian Games, with participation in 12 out of the 14 sailing events on the tournament’s roster for 2023 in Hangzhou. The nation’s athletes are set to compete at the highest level, representing India with determination and pride in these prestigious sporting events.
(With ANI inputs)