Bhopal’s upper lake turns rowing hub for India

Updated On May 29, 2017 09:18 AM IST
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Twenty-four rowers from different part of the country are practising rigorously at a Rowing Federation of India national camp underway at the Upper Lake in Bhopal for Senior Asian Championship scheduled to be held in September at Pattaya. They spend about ten hours a day practising and hoping to fulfil the ultimate dream of clinching a medal in Olympics in the future. Water sports federations for kayaking, canoeing and rowing consider the Upper Lake weather condition as the best in India as the surrounding hills around the lake contribute to stable wind conditions and an ideal usage distance of almost five kilometres. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 29, 2017 09:18 AM IST

Twenty-four rowers from different part of the country are practising rigorously at a Rowing Federation of India national camp underway at the Upper Lake in Bhopal for Senior Asian Championship scheduled to be held in September at Pattaya. They spend about ten hours a day practising and hoping to fulfil the ultimate dream of clinching a medal in Olympics in the future. Water sports federations for kayaking, canoeing and rowing consider the Upper Lake weather condition as the best in India as the surrounding hills around the lake contribute to stable wind conditions and an ideal usage distance of almost five kilometres. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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Rowing team members working hard on the ergometer. The game requires rowers to work on building endurance and perfecting their technique of using oars (paddles). (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rowing team members working hard on the ergometer. The game requires rowers to work on building endurance and perfecting their technique of using oars (paddles). (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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Designed for four people who propel the boat with sweep oars, a coxless four is a competitive sports rowing boat. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Designed for four people who propel the boat with sweep oars, a coxless four is a competitive sports rowing boat. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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Just a handful of states impart training for rowing in India. Most players belong to the defence services with rowing being quite popular in the Indian Army. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Just a handful of states impart training for rowing in India. Most players belong to the defence services with rowing being quite popular in the Indian Army. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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Double checking the seat settings and shoes before start of the training in water is necessary. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Double checking the seat settings and shoes before start of the training in water is necessary. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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Adjusting the position of shoes before embarking on a race. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Adjusting the position of shoes before embarking on a race. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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After practising for six to eight hours in water, the players spend two to four hours on weight training in the gym to build endurance. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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After practising for six to eight hours in water, the players spend two to four hours on weight training in the gym to build endurance. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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Race boats carefully parked with proper spacers by the team athletes. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Race boats carefully parked with proper spacers by the team athletes. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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A day’s end to hard training under a golden sunset as they bring the boat in to dock. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A day’s end to hard training under a golden sunset as they bring the boat in to dock. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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Rowers remove boats from the water after training. The Madhya Pradesh sports department has purchased shells which helps rowers improve performance and was used in the Rio Olympics. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rowers remove boats from the water after training. The Madhya Pradesh sports department has purchased shells which helps rowers improve performance and was used in the Rio Olympics. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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The Upper lake of Bhopal under ideal weather conditions hosts many water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing and rowing. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 29, 2017 09:18 AM IST

The Upper lake of Bhopal under ideal weather conditions hosts many water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing and rowing. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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