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Asian Games 2018: Despite being ill and on stretcher, Indian rower won his second Asian Games medal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 August 2018, 12:30 IST

The 25-year-old Army man Dushyant Singh claimed India’s first medal in rowing at the ongoing 18th Asian Games in Palembang at Jakarta.

After Dushyant Singh started the day with a third-place finish and claimed a bronze in lightweight single sculls at the Asian Games in Palembang. He finished third on the podium with a timing of 7.18.76 as India enjoyed a good beginning on the sixth day of competition.

In Roorkee Dushyant Singh had began rowing in 2012 at an army training camp. He had won a bronze in the last edition of the Games in Incheon . Dushyant Singh was also  declared as the best rower in the 2013 National Championships.

Date of Birth: 9th October 1992

Event at Asian Games: Rowing

Past Asiad performance: Bronze in 2014

This was India’s 23th medals at the ongoing Asian Games and 13th bronze. India has also six gold and as many silver medals.

Also Read: Asian Games 2018: Rowers add gold, 2 bronze to India's medal tally

First published: 24 August 2018, 12:30 IST
 
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