Indians rowers finish fifth and last in heats

August 10th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) India’s sailing duo Devender Kumar Khandwal and Manjeet Singh finished fifth and last in the second heat of the men’s lightweight double sculls in rowing at the Beijing Olympic Games Sunday. The Indians clocked 6:37.13, nearly 21 seconds behind the winners, Marcello Miani and Elia Luini of Italy, who timed 6:16.22.

While the top two pairs move into the semi-finals, the next three go into a repachage. The Indians will now row in the repachage.

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