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Tokyo Olympics: Rowers Jat-Arvind help India attain best-ever Olympic result in lightweight double sculls

Although India has failed to attain a medal in rowing at the Tokyo Olympics, it has come up with its best-ever result. Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh have helped India finish 11th in the men's lightweight double sculls.

Tokyo Olympics: Rowers Jat-Arvind help India attain best-ever Olympic result in lightweight double sculls-ayh
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Tokyo, First Published Jul 29, 2021, 8:52 AM IST
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An Olympic medal still eludes the Indians in rowing. However, on Thursday, the pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh helped India produce its best-ever finish in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, finishing 11th in the men's lightweight double sculls.

In the Final B, the Indians clocked 6:29.66, finishing fifth, while they finished 11th overall. The gold, silver and bronze were won by Ireland, Germany and Italy, respectively, following the Final A race.

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The duo had failed to make it to the medal round on Wednesday, finishing sixth and last in the second semis, clocking 6:24.41. The top three pairs in each semis qualified for the medal round.

Reaching the semis itself was India's best-ever Olympic performance in the same. While Arvind is the stroker, Jat handles the duties of the bower, as the pair had finished fifth in the heats on Saturday.

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