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Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh reach semi-finals in rowing

Tokyo, July 25 (UNI): India’s only rowing pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh reached semi-finals of the men’s lightweight double sculls event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday after finishing third in the repechage race.

The Indian scullers clocked 6:51.36 at the Sea Forest Waterway to make it to the semi-finals.

On Saturday, the Indian rowers had clocked 6:40.33 to finish fifth in their heats to move into the repechage of the competition.

Notably, the repechage race allows boats that didn’t make it to the semi-finals after the heats a second chance to make the cut.

Poland topped the charts with 6:43.44 with Spain coming in a close second with a timing of 6:45.71.

The top three from the repechage round will be slotted into the two semi-finals while the others will head to Final ‘C’ to determine their ranking in the event.

The semi-finals will take place on July 27.

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