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India announce six-member rowing squad for final Olympic qualifiers

This is the final chance for Indian rowers to confirm their Paris Olympics quota places.

India announce six-member rowing squad for final Olympic qualifiers
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Lekh Ram and Babu Lal Yadav clinch the bronze in the men's pair rowing final at the Asian Games in 2023. (Photo credit: Screengrab)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 14 May 2024 1:15 PM GMT

India, on Monday, announced a six-member rowing squad for the Olympic Qualifiers in Regatta, Switzerland, to be held on May 19-21.

This is the final chance for Indian rowers to confirm their Paris Olympics quota places.

At the Switzerland qualifiers, India will contest in the coxless pair and four events, with two maximum quota places available to win.

The men's pair is comprised of Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram, and the coxless four will feature Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish.

Vikram Singh will accompany the teams at the Olympic qualifiers as the coach.

Thus far, Balraj Panwar (M1x) is the only Indian rower to confirm a Paris Olympics, scheduled for July-August, quota place so far.

The Indian rowers, who dazzled at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, will look to confirm their Paris Olympics tickets in Regatta.

In the Asiad, Yadav and Ram secured a bronze medal in the coxless pair event. The duo also won the gold medal at the National Games in Goa last year.

At the same time, the men's four team of Jaswinder, Bheem, Punit and Ashish won a silver medal at the Asian Games, finishing behind Uzbekistan.

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