Indian rowers bag one gold, two bronze

Indian rowers bag one gold, two bronze

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Jakarta, Aug 24: Indian rowers won a gold and two bronze medals on Friday, sixth day of the competitions at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang.

The team comprising Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh clocked 6:17.13 to win the gold medal in men’s quadruple sculls. Indonesia clocked (6:20.58) while Thailand (6:22.41) and were placed second and third respectively in the quadruple sculls.

Earlier, India bagged two bronze medals in the sport through Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh in lightweight double sculls.

With today's one Gold and two Bronze, India now have 21 medals overall - 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 12 Bronze in its kitty, and they are 9th. In Shooting, 16-year old Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu have qualified to the Final of Women's 10-metre Air Pistol event. In the Qualification, Manu ended third with a score of 574, with Heena finishing at the seventh spot with 571 points.

Another CWG Gold medal winner, 15-year old Anish Bhanwala and Shivam Shukla are in action in the Men's 25-metre Rapid Fire Pistol Qualification. Men's 300 metres Standard Rifle Finals are also underway featuring Harjinder Singh and Amit Kumar.

In Archery, India lost to Mongolia, 4-5 in the pre-quarterfinals of Recurve Mixed team event. In the Compound Mixed team Round-of-16, India will face Iraq later today. UNI