Indian rowers Arjun Jat, Arvind Singh secure Tokyo Olympics quota

New Delhi: Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh secured Tokyo Olympics quota after finishing second in the final race of the Asia/Oceania Continental Qualifying Regatta in Tokyo on Friday.

Competing in the lightweight double sculls event, the Indian duo clocked six minutes and 36.92 seconds to finish behind Japan’s Naoki Furuta and Mitsuo Nishimura.

The Japanese pair won the race in six minutes and 34.70 seconds. Uzbekistan’s Shakhboz Kholmurzaev and Sobirjon Safaroliyev were third in 6:38.27.

Another Indian, Jakar Khan finished fourth in the men’s singles sculls final which offers five Olympic quotas but he missed out since rules allow just one boat from a nation to qualify from the continental meet.

In case of more than one boat achieving the qualification standards, the highest-ranking finisher is granted the quota place for the Summer Games.

A 14-member Indian team participated in the event held at the Sea Forest Waterway on Tokyo Bay.

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