Olympics: Indian rowers out of medal contention (Lead)July 31st, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Indian rower Sawarn Singh and the pair of Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar Tuesday 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 quarterfinal 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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