Asian Games: India's canoe sprinters qualify for finals


Incheon, Sep 28 (IANS)

India's Gaurav Tomar and the men's team of Ajit Kumar Sha and Raju Rawat entered the finals of the canoe sprint 1,000 metre single and 1,000 metre double events of the 17th Asian Games on Sunday.

Tomar completed the 1,000 metre race in four minutes and 18.953 seconds to top semi-final 1 at the Hanam Misari Canoe Center.

In the canoe double event, the Indian duo claimed second position in semi-final 1 with a time of four minutes and 02.971 seconds to qualify for the final.

India's Raj Albert Selvaraj also qualified for the final of the men's 1,000 metre kayak single competition as he finished third in semi-final 1 with a time of three minutes and 58.234 seconds.

Meanwhile, India's Anusha Biju failed to replicate her compatriots after finishing fifth in semi-final 1 of the women's 500m kayak single event.

Anusha clocked two minutes and 11.956 seconds.

The men's 1,000m kayak double team of Sunny Kumar and A. Chingching Singh, who finished fourth in the semi-final 1 with a timing of three minutes and 37.915 seconds, also failed to qualify for the final of their event.

All finals will take place on Monday.

Edited by Staff Editor
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