Dushyant Chauhan too won a bronze in Rowing © Getty Images (Representational Photo)
Dushyant Chauhan too won a bronze in Rowing © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Incheon: Sep 25, 2014

Sawarn Singh gave the Indian rowing contingent their second Incheon Asian Games medal by winning the bronze in the men’s singles sculls at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center here Thursday.

With a time of seven minutes and 10.65 seconds, Sawarn finished third in the 2,000 metre race behind Iran’s Mohsen Shadinaghadeh and Kim Dongyong of South Korea, who took gold and silver respectively.

Once again, the trend of Indian rowers fading out in the final 500 metres continued. The 24-year-old Indian was in the lead till the halfway mark with a gap of 0.74 seconds to the Iranian and 2.12 to the South Korean.

Shadinaghadeh managed to get into top position by the next 500 metres, opening 1.50 seconds gap to the Indian. Sawarn Singh was still in pole position to take the silver with almost a 2.50 seconds lead over Kim but he lost all steam in the final 500 metres finishing 4.99 seconds behind the gold medal winner and 4.48 seconds behind the local rower, who had a brilliant last stretch.

Dushiant Dushyant had clinched the bronze in the men’s lightweight single sculls final Wednesday for India’s first rowing medal in the 2014 Games.

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