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Indian Rower Dattu Bhokanal Qualifies for Quarter Final in Rio 2016


Indian Rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal completed fourth round in the quarter-finals of the men’s single sculls to be out of medal reckoning in the Rio Olympics 2016 Games. With this, Dattu Bhokanal moves in semi-final round and where he will compete for rankings among other three quarterfinalists.

Indian Rower Dattu Bhokanal, Rio Olympics 2016:

Dattu Bhokanal clocked 6:59.89 to complete a distance of 200m Damir Martin of Croatia, the London Olympics silver medallist wins the quarter-finals round with time of 6:44.44. And Alan Campbell (6:49.41) is second and Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk (6:53.53) is at third postion.

Armyman Bhokanal, whose ailing mother is an Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in India, had clocked 7:21.67s. Now Indian Rower Dattu Bhokanal, will have to fight for minor placings.

Dattu Bhokanal in Rio 2016
Dattu Bhokanal in Rio 2016

Bhokanal had told, “Yes, it is a huge thing for me. I thought qualification for Rio is the best gift I could have given her and that spurred me on.”

On Tuesday, In the women’s 25m pistol event, former world no 1 Heena Sidhu shot the series of 95, 95 and 96 to end the precision round with the points 286 at Olympic Shooting Center in Rio Olympics 2016 Games.

This had ensured that Heena Sidhu enters the rapid round at 20:30 IST, but being ranked 15 at out of 20 shooters. But on Sunday, Heena Sidhu failed to qualify for the 10m women’s air pistol event.


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