Rowing at Tokyo 2020: How did Indian rowers fare at the Olympics?

The men's lightweight double sculls pair registered the best-ever performance for India at Olympics by reaching the semi-finals at Tokyo 2020.
By Samrat Chakraborty

The pair of Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh were the only Indian rowers to represent the country at Tokyo 2020.

The duo qualified for Tokyo 2020 in the men's lightweight double sculls event after finishing second in the final race of the Asia-Oceania Continental Qualifying Regatta held in May.

Let us have a look at how the Indian pair fared at Tokyo 2020.

How did Arjun Jat-Arvind Singh perform at Tokyo 2020?

Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh began their campaign at Tokyo 2020 in the men's lightweight double sculls heats event, clocking 6:40.33, to finish on the fifth spot.

In the repechage, the Indian duo were much slower as they crossed the line in 6:51.36, which helped them finish in third place to qualify for the semi-finals. It was also a significant achievement as Jat and Singh became the first Indian rowers to qualify for the semi-finals at the Olympics.

However, the Indian scullers went out of medal contention, as they clocked 6:24.41 to finish last in the six-boat semi-final race and could not progress to Final 'A'.

In the Final 'B', the ranking race for the seventh to 12th position, the Indian duo clocked 6:29.66, to end their maiden campaign at the Olympics in 11th place.