Olympics: Indian Rowers Duo Finishes Fifth In Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls, Qualify For Repechage


Tokyo: Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finished fifth in their heats of the lightweight men’s double sculls event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Competing in heat 2, the Indian pair finished with a timing of 6:40.33 in the six-team field, failing to qualify for the semifinals.

The top two teams — Ireland (6:23.74) and Czech Republic (6:28.10) — advanced to the semifinals while Poland (6:31.85), Ukraine (6:36.05) and Uruguay (6:42.85) moved to the repechage round alongside India.

The repechage round allows boats a second chance to qualify for the quarter-finals, semi-finals or finals.


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