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Dattu Bhokanal's single sculls semifinal race, Rowing live updates at Rio Olympics 2016

Dattu Bhokanal finishes second in his semifinal and now qualifies for the C final!
Updated: 12 August 2016 21:47 IST - Published: 12 August 2016 21:08 IST
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Everything you need to know about Dattu Bhokanal's final and more: Link

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Bhokanal's participation in the C final is one that won't yield him a medal even if he wins it. Only the first three of the A finals win a medal at the Olympics. Bhokanal, however, will only be fighting for a world ranking between 13 and 18. 

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To clarify: Dattu is out of the running for a medal. This semifinal is for ranking purposes only.

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Incredible run from Bhokanal who now qualifies for the C finals - an incredible achievement for the 25-year-old! 

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Molnar put in a spectacular last few seconds to overtake Bhokanal in the very end of the race! 

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SECOND! Bhokanal finishes second behind Bendegúz Pétervári-Molnár of Hungary! 

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Coming to the finish line! 

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Bhokanal is trying to hold on! This is getting close! 

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Kelmelis is now almost ahead of Bhokanal! 

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Bhokanal has three rowers in sight and once again, should finish in the top 3! 

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Kelmelis is catching up very quickly to Bhokanal! 

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The 25-year-old is now at the final 500m of the race! 

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Armandas Kelmelis is catching up with Bhokanal whose lead is only 1.65 seconds now! 

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If Bhokanal finishes in the top three, he'll have to fight for a world ranking between 13 and 18. 

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Reminder: The top three of this event will qualify for the C finals whereas the rest qualify for the D finals. 

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At the 1000m mark, Bhokanal leads by 3.39 seconds! 

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Bhokanal is only the ninth ever rower to represent India and he's making us all proud with an exquisite performance! 

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The fight for second place is heating up as Dattu Bhokanal continues to pull away! Magnificent stuff from the 25-year-old! 

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Coming up at the 500m mark, Bhokanal leads by 2.50 seconds! 

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Bhokanal is in the lead and keeping a good pace! 

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And we're off! Bhokanal with an excellent start again! 

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Bhokanal is at the start line and is in row three. 

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Uruguay's Esquivel finishes first in the first C/D semifinal. Dattu's event is next. 

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For Bhokanal to make it to the better of the two finals he's eligible for, he's got to finish in the top three again. 

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We're moments away from Dattu Bhokanal's single sculls C/D semifinal event.