Olympics: Indian rowers Sandeep-Manjeet in repechage

Olympics: Indian rowers Sandeep-Manjeet in repechage

Indian rowers Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh finished fourth in the first heat of the men's lightweight double scull at the Eton Dorney but qualified for the repechage round in the Olympics here Sunday.

The Indian pair finished 6:56.60    at the Eton Dorney and will have another chance through the repechage to qualify for the knock-out round. Another Indian rower, Sawarn Singh Virk, made the best of the repechage to enter the men's single sculls quarterfinals after clocking 7:00.49 to finish first amongst five contestants.

The Indian was 3.42 seconds faster than the second-placed South Korean Dongyong Kim, who also entered the quarterfinals.

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