Memba beats Aneesh, enters single scull final

In the semifinal round at the Ulsoor Lake to decide the lone spot for title round, Memba and Aneesh battled neck-to-neck right from the start. Memba lead most of the 1000M event faded at crucial juncture.

However, the Madhya Pradesh lad came up with a late charge to finish first in three minutes 00.03. Aneesh clocked 3:04.37 to finish second.

In Sunday’s title round, Memba will line up against Sriganesh Shingade and Mandeep Singh.

Both rowers had qualified directly from the repechage round.

List of finalists:

Men: Single scull: Sriganesh Shingade (Maharashtra), Mandeep Singh (Punjab), Hemba Singh (Madhya Pradesh).

Double scull: Maharashtra (Tejash Shinde, Durpreet Singh), MP (Vikas Manjhi, Rana Pratap), Kerala (Aneesh Kumar A, Arun Kumar).

Coxless pair: Maharashtra (Yasin Khan, Munesh Kumar), Orissa (Rakesh Singh, Ashit Kujur), Punjab (Rakesh Raliya, Gurubachan).

Coxless four: Punjab (Ravishankar Tiwari, Vikas Ranjan Mishra, Rakesh R, Gurubachan), Maharashtra (Yasin Khan, Palendra Singh, Sumer Singh, Munesh Kumar), Kerala (Akhil H, Dhanish Krishnan G, Saju S, Prasanth P Nair).

Women: Single scull: Meenamadhuri Toppo (Orissa), Monalisa Chanu (Madhya Pradesh), Dittymol Varghese (Kerala).

Double scull: Orissa (Moirangthem Amussane Devi, Meenamadhuri Toppo), Kerala (Thara Kurian, Dittymol Varghese), Punjab (KM Saravjit Kaur, Mandeep Kaur).

Coxless pair: Manipur (KH Debala Devi, S Zingranphy), Orissa (Pramila Prava Minz, Pratima Puhana), Tamil Nadu (Fazilla Hussain, Shruti Satish Kamath).

Coxless four: Tamil Nadu (Fazila Hussain, Pooja Balu, Sankavi P, Shruti Satish Kamath), Orissa (Debasmita Sethy, Pratma P, Pramila PM, Mitali Sekhar Deo), Kerala (Nithya Joseph, Chippy Kurian, Nimmy MT, Neethumol GS).

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