Asian Games 2018: Rowing team wins fifth gold medal for India

The Indian rowing team clinched the gold medal in the men’s Quadruple Sculls final on Friday to add the third medal for the country on day 6 at the Asian Games.

The Indian rowing team comprising of Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 6:17.13 to bag the yellow medal.

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Indonesia bagged the silver medal with a time of 6:20.58 while Thailand took the bronze with a time of 6:22.41.

This was India’s first gold in rowing and the fifth overall. The medal helped India jump one spot to be placed 9th on the medals tally.

India has 21 medals in total at the moment – 5 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze.

The rowing gold was also the country’s third of the day and third in the sport as well.

Earlier, Dushyant Chauhan bagged the bronze medal in the men’s Lightweight Single Sculls final.

Dushyant finished third with a time of 7:18.76 to clinch the first medal for India on day 6.

The team of Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh then added another bronze in the tally as they finished third in the men’s Lightweight Double Sculls final.

Rohit and Bhagwan finished with a time of 7:04.61 as Japan’s Masayuki Miyaura and Masahiro Takeda clinched the gold medal while Byunghoon and Minhyuk Lee of South Korea clinched the silver medal.

The rowers have improved a lot on their performance on Friday after missing out on five medals on day 5.

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