Rowers out of medal contention

Aug 01, 2012, 09:42 IST | IANS

Indian rower Sawarn Singh and the pair of Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar yesterday were out of medal contention and now will be looking to make a respectable finish in the semi-finals of the 2012 London Games rowing competition at Eaton Dorney

Sawarn qualified for the semi-final ‘C’ of the men’s singles scull where the rowers will be vying for a place between 13th to 18th. Sawarn finished fourth in the third quarter-final with a timing of 7:11.59. He was second after the 500-metre mark but slowly ran out of steam to finish fourth at the 2000m mark.

Manjeet and Sandeep Kumar booked their place in semi-final ‘D’ of the lightweight doubles scull and will be looking for a finish between 19th-24th.

The Indian duo qualified via a second repechage where they finished sixth with a timing of 6:54.20.

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