Tokyo Olympics: India’s Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh qualify for Rowing semi-finals

PTI
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 25, 2021, 11:41 AM(IST)

Tokyo Olympics: India's Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh Photograph:( AFP )

Story highlights

Competing in heat, the Indian pair of Arvind Singh and Arjun Lal Jatfinished with timing of 6:40.33 in the six-team field, failing to qualify for the semifinals.

The Indian rowing duo of Arvind Singh and Arjun Lal Jat qualified for the repechage round after finishing fifth in the men's lightweight double sculls heat here on Saturday.

Competing in heat, 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.

ALSO READ: Tokyo Olympics: Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Panwar fail to qualify for 10m Air Rifle men's final

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

While Arjun assumed the role of the bower, Arvind was the stroker. Trailing till the 1500m mark, the duo sped up in the 500m to secure the fifth position.

The event includes two rowers in a scull boat using two oars each. The long, narrow, and broadly semi-circular in cross-section boats helps to reduce the drag.

The maximum weight set for each male competitor is 72.5kg (159.8lbs) and the average weight cannot exceed 70 kg (154.3lbs) while for the female rowers, the maximum individual weight is 59 kg (130.0 lbs) and the average weight cannot be more than 57kg (125.6 lbs).

Read in App