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Tokyo 2020, rowing: Arjun, Arvind third in lightweight double sculls repechage, qualify for semis

Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s lightweight double sculls repechage at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

The Indian duo clocked 6:51.36 to finish in the third place at the Sea Forest Waterway.

Poland’s Jerzy Kowalski and Artur Mikolajczewski finished at the top with a timing of 6:43.44, followed by Spain’’s Caetano Horta Pombo and Manel Balastegui, who clocked 6:45.71 in the repechage 2.

The repechage was a second chance for rowers to progress to Semifinal A/B 1 and 2 and the Indians are in semi-final A/B 2 now. From those two semi-finals, the top three progress to the Final A, rest to Final B. Final A will decide medals, Final B is for classification.

The top three progress from here and they got in ahead of Uzbekistan at fourth, moving ahead after the 1000m mark.

The semifinals will be on July 27.

With PTI Inputs

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