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Indian Rowers bagged a total of seven medals in the Asian Rowing Championships in Beijing. The tally included five silver and two bronze.
Sawarn Singh Virk entered the final of the single sculls while double sculls and lightweight quadruple sculls teams also reached the finals.
The women's pair team of Sanjukta Dung Dung-Pratap Tarunikha qualified for the final despite finishing sixth in the heat number one by clocking 8:24.48 to cover a distance of 2000m at Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center here.
India were never in contention for a medal but the 16th-place finish in single sculls and 19th in the lightweight double sculls in the Olympic Games were clear indications of the huge gap the country's rowers still have with their international counterparts.
India's campaign in the rowing event of the London Olympics came to a dismal end with the duo of Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh finishing second last in the Men's Double sculls event at the Eton Dorney Rowing centre here on Saturday.
Great Britain's Katherine Grainger finally became an Olympic champion while New Zealand took two titles at the London 2012 rowing regatta on Friday.
South Africa stunned favourites Great Britain and Denmark to claim their first ever Olympic rowing gold medal in the lightweight men's four on Thursday in front of a 25,000 crowd.
Australian rower Josh Booth was detained by police for allegedly causing damage to a storefront in an alcohol-related incident hours after he competed in the men's eight at the Olympic rowing basin.
The British pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning gave the host nation their first gold medal of the London Olympics with a victory in the women's pair rowing in London on Wednesday.
Indian rower Swarn Singh Virk held off a late challenge from his South Korean rival to win the single sculls repechage round and book a berth in the quarterfinals in the London Olympics here on Sunday.
India's Swarn Singh Virk finished fourth in the heats of the single sculls event of rowing competition in the London Olympics.
Eric Murray and Hamish Bond of New Zealand smashed the world best time in the men's pair by nearly six seconds at the Olympic rowing regatta Saturday.
The Indian rowing team arrived in the British capital for the upcoming Olympics but instead of the regular athletes Village, the three-member team checked into a special Rowing Village at the Royal Holloway here.
Indian rowing coach Ismail Baig has realistic expectations from his wards in the upcoming Olympics and feels it will be a big achievement if the three-member team finishes among the first 15 in the Single Scull event.
Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar would be looking for excellent teamwork when their events begin. For Manjeet Singh this is the second Olympics, for Sandeep the first.