Rowing was introduced in the 1982 Asian Games held in Delhi, India. It has since been a constant part of the multi-sport event. The sport is played by both men and women athletes and involves about 15 nations each time.
China is single handedly leading the medal table in the Asian Games. The country has earned a total of 88 medals, including an inconceivable number of 83 golds. Japan manages to retain the second spot by a total of 53 medals, including eight gold. South Korea occupies the third place with 43 medals, including 3 golds.
Asian Games 2018 Rowing
The 2018 Asian Games Rowing event will be held at the JSC Lake, Palembang, Indonesia from 19 to 24 August 2018.
The men’s competition includes a number of categories like men's single sculls, men's double sculls, men's pair, men's quadruple sculls, men's lightweight single sculls, men's lightweight double sculls, men's lightweight four and men's lightweight eight.
The women’s competition includes categories like women's single sculls, women's double sculls, women's pair, women's four, women's lightweight single sculls, women's lightweight double sculls and women's lightweight quadruple sculls.
India is ranked seventh on the Asian Games medal list. The country has a total of 20 medals, but has earned only one gold which Bajrang Lal Takhar won in the men’s single sculls category
in the 2010 Asian Games, held in Guangzhou, China. The south asian country is ready to send its squad in hopes of improving its performance in comparison to the previous Asian Games.
Men’s rowing squad includes Baban Bhokanal Dattu, Om Prakash, Sukhmeet Singh, Malkeet Singh, Gurinder Singh, Monu, Arjun Lal Jat, Dushyant, Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh, Bhopal Singh, Jegan Sekar, Tejas Hanamant Shinde, Jagvir Singh, Akshat, Pranay Ganesh Naukarkar, Rahul Giri, Lucky, Pandurang Dhanaji Mohite, Sumit, Hardeep Singh, Manish Yadav, Lakshman Rohith Maradapa, Sawarn Singh, Sonu Laxmi Narain, Manpreet Singh and Arvind Singh.
Women's rowing squad has Pooja, Yamini Singh, Navneet Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Sanjukta Dung Dung, Annu and Sayali Rajendra Shelake.
2014 Asian Games Rowing Results
China continued its dominance in the 2014 Asian Games, held in Chungju Tangeum Lake International Rowing Center, Incheon, South Korea. The country won nine gold medals and a single bronze. South Korea led the second position with a total of seven medals, including two golds, followed by Hong Kong who managed a single gold out of a total five.