Indian rowers put up a phenomenal show on Day 6 of the Asian Games 2018, winning three medals (one gold, two bronze) to take the India’s medal tall to 21 (5 Gold, 4 Silver & 12 Bronze).
Dushyant, one of the India’s best medal hope won the bronze medal in the men’s lightweight singles scull event. This was followed up with another third-placed finish in the men’s lightweight double sculls finals courtesy of rowers Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh.
However, an historical gold medal came from men’s quadruple sculls event where the Indian team featuring Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh bag India’s first gold of the day at Asiad.
It was India’s first ever gold medal in the men’s quadruple sculls, an event that has only featured in the Games since 2014.
India won 3 bronze medals in the last edition of the Asian Games, so this time they clearly have improved their medal tally of the rowing.
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India’s Bajrang Lal Takar has previously won a silver and gold in the men’s singles scull in 2006 and 2010, respectively.
Dushyant also won bronze in the 2014 Asian Games in the men’s lightweight singles scull event.
India is currently on 9th place in the medal tally with 21 medals with many more medal events to come, like shooting, tennis (men’s doubles final) and women’s kabaddi final.