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Indian pair wins open doubles gold in Asia Cup rowing in South Korea

Updated: Apr 20th, 2024

Indian rowers Nitin Deol and Salman Khan won the gold medal in the Men’s Open Doubles competition in the 2024 Asian Cup at Chungju, Korea, today. 

The final race of this category concluded this morning and in a keenly contested race, Nitin Deol and Salman Khan defeated a strong challenge from a local pair to win in a timing of 6:35.73.

Meanwhile, in the Asia Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta being held alongside this event, India's Lightweight Men's Double Sculls pair Ujjwal Kumar and Arvind Singh topped their race and qualified for the final (Final A) on Saturday.

Balraj Panwar, who finished second in the Men's Singles Scull race, also qualified for the Final A as he inched closer to qualification for the Paris Olympic 2024 Games to be held from July 26 to Aug 11.

The winner of the final in the Asia Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta will qualify for the Olympic Games. Those who fail to get through the continental qualifiers will get a chance to make it through the final Olympic qualifying regatta to be held in a few weeks.

(Source: IANS)

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