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Indian rowers fetch two silver in Asian Games

other Updated: Nov 18, 2010 11:49 IST
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India on Thursday won two unexpected medals in rowing with the men's four and lightweight four teams bagging a silver each in the Asian Games.

The men's four team of Anil Kumar, Saji Thomas, Ranjit Singh and Jenil Krishnan won silver, completing the distance of 2000m in 6:16.79, behind China (6:06.40). Uzbekistan won bronze with a timing of 6:22.70.

In the men's lightweight four event final, the Indian quartet of Lokesh Kumar, Manjeet Singh, Rajesh Kumar Yadav and Satish Joshi finished second with a timing of 6:13.32, behind Japan who clocked 6:10.14.

Hong Kong won the bronze, clocking 6:14.84.

The women's four team of Monalisa Khumanthem, Rameshwori Devi, Tababi Devi and Shruti Kamath, however, disappointed with a fifth place finish clocking 7:08.85.

In the men's sculls finals also, Indians failed to finish at the podium.

The doubles sculls pair of Anil Mehroliya and Devender Khandwal finished sixth, clocking 6:49.34 while Sandeep Kumar and Shokender Tomar were fifth out of six competing pairs in lightweight double sculls with a timing of 6:42.23.