Asian Games: India claims Bronze medal in Men’s Canoe Double 1000m
Indian duo of Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam secured the bronze medal in the men's canoe double 1000m final at the 2023 Asian Games.
Hangzhou: In a historic achievement, the Indian duo of Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam secured the bronze medal in the men’s canoe double 1000m final at the 2023 Asian Games. They clocked an impressive time of 3 minutes and 53.329 seconds.
This remarkable win marks India’s second-ever medal in canoeing at the Asian Games. The previous medal was won by Johnny Rommel and Siji Kumar Sadanandan, who secured a bronze in the same event back in 1994 at the Asian Games held in Hiroshima.
Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam finished in third place. The gold medal was claimed by the Uzbekistan duo of Shokhmurod Kholmuradov and Nurislam Ugli, who finished 9.533 seconds ahead of the Indian pair.
In second place were the Kazakhstan duo of brothers Timofey Yemelyanov and Sergey Yemelyanov.
Yesterday, Parul Chaudhary and Priti Lamba clocked personal best timing to claim silver and bronze medal, respectively, for India in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the 19th Asian Games, here on Monday.
A day after Avinash Sable romped to victory in the men’s event. Parul and Priti ran superb tactical races to finish behind Bahrain’s Olympic and World leader Winfred Mutile Yavi, who set an Asian Games Record of 9:18.28.
Parul clocked 9:27.63 while Priti finished third in 9:43.32, also her personal best’.