Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rowing team's silvers boost India's tally!

The Indian men's canoeing aggregation gave a much-needed advance to the medals account with their arch show, acceptable two silvers on the sixth day of competitions at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday. The silvers came in the men's four and failing men's four contest at the International

Rowing Centre.

Anil Kumar, Saji Thomas, Ranjit Singh and Jenil Krishnan won the argent in men's four accident with an all-embracing timing of 6 mins 16.79 seconds, 10.39s abaft gold champ China (Sun Zhaowen, Wu Lin, Li Dongjian and Liu Kun).

Uzbekistan (Sergey Tyan, Efim Kuznetsov, Botir Murodov and Yukob Khamzaev) took the bronze, pipping Kazakhstan with a timing of 6 mins.

The Indian aggregation maintained a acceptable clip appropriate from the alpha and were abaft China by 0.25 abnormal afterwards 500 meters. The Chinese, however, widened the gap as the chase progressed. India gave them a boxy action but their timing of 1 mins 36.74s in the final 500 meters was not enough.

In failing men's four, Lokesh Kumar, Manjeet Singh, Rajesh Kumar Yadav and Satish Joshi accomplished additional in 6 mins 13.32s.

The Indian aggregation was 3.18 abnormal abaft Japan (Takahiro Suda, Hideki Omoto, Yu Kataoka and Yoshinori Sato), which took the gold, clocking 6 mins 10.14s.

Hong Kong's Shek Chin Leung, Cheong Ki Kwan, Yin Shun Liao and Mang Chiu Tang won the bronze, 4.70s abaft Japan.Krishnan, who best up his third after badge at the Games abacus to his brownish in Busan and argent in Doha, said they were eyeing the gold.

"The Chinese were too good. We gave our best, but in the end it was not abundant to win a gold medal," said Krishnan.Lokesh, who forth with three of his aggregation associates accord to the Artillery Centre, Hyderabad, was athrill with the achievement of the failing team.

Team drillmaster Ismail Baig said that the two argent medals were the aftereffect of the the adamantine assignment the rowers put for the Games. "They accept taken big strides," he said.

He said that he is assured a gold from Bajrang Lal Thakar in the men's singles sculls, in which the Indian won a argent at Doha.The Indians, however, bootless to get to the belvedere in three added canoeing contest they competed in during the day.

The women's four aggregation of Monalisa Khumanthem, Rameshwori Devi, Tababi Devi and Shruti Kamath accomplished fifth, clocking 7 min 08.85s.The doubles sculls brace of Anil Mehroliya and Devender Khandwal accomplished sixth, clocking 6 min 49.34s.

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