Mumbai: The Indian Army gathered at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to welcome the Indian rowing contingent which won three medals, including a historic gold in quadruple sculls, at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang.
The rowers clinched a gold and two bronze medals on the sixth day of the competition and were garlanded amid ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ cheers.
The Indian men’s team comprising Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh bagged the gold medal in the men’s quadruple sculls event. The rowers clocked 6:17:13 to win the medal. Indonesia and Thailand settled for silver and bronze medals, respectively.
In lightweight double sculls rowing event, the Indian team of Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Das won bronze after clocking 7:04.61. Japan’s Miyaura Masayuki and Takeda Masahiro bagged the gold with a timing of 7:01:70, while the South Korean team of Kim Byunghoon and Lee Minhyuk settled for silver with a timing of 7:03.22.
Indian rower Dushyant Chauhan won the bronze medal in lightweight single sculls.