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Swaran Singh Virk Clinched Gold at the 15th Asian Senior Rowing Championship in China

Sep 30, 2013 14:20 IST

Olympian Swaran Singh Virk led Indian rowers to win the Gold medal at 15th Asian Senior Rowing Championship at Luan, China on 29 September 2013.

Apart from one Gold medal, India also clinched two Silver and bronze medals in the 15th Asian Senior Rowing Championship. The 15th Asian Senior Rowing Championship concluded on 29 September 2013. Swaran Singh Virk moved ahead of Iran and China in 7:31.88 minutes to clinch the Gold.

In the meanwhile, the team of Anil Kumar, Robin P Ulahannan, Olympian Bajrang Lal Thakar, Ranjit Singh, Kapil Sharma, Mohammed Azad, Maninder Singh and Davinder Singh took 6:12.47 minutes to clinch the Silver medal at Men's Eights event. Also, Kapil Sharma, Mohammed Azad, Maninder Singh and Davinder Singh won the Men's Fours silver in 6:03.50 minutes.

Bronze came in the Lightweight Men's Double Sculls with Sonu Laxmi Narian and Shokindar Tomar victory in 6:57.13 minutes. Apart from this, Monalisha, Dittymol Varghese, Chaoba Devim and Amusana Devi also won the Bronze in Lightweight Women's Quadruple Sculls with 7:03.33 minutes.
In yet another category of Men's Quadruple Sculls, Rakesh Raliya, Deepak Rana, Dushyant and Olympian Manjeet Singh were at the fourth position with 6:01.03 minutes.

Swaran Singh Virk finished at the sixteenth position after completing his fourth in a minor placings race in the men's single sculls event at the London Olympics. He had secured his 2012 London Games berth by winning the major qualifying event at the FISA Olympic Continental Qualification Regatta for Asia in Chung Ju, Korea.

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