Indian canoers put up dismal show in TBR 200m event

Both the men's and women's teams did not qualify for the main final and could not make an impact in the tail race either.

India's women's team finished third in the tail race out of five teams and the men's team finished last, in the traditional boat race 200m event. (Representational Image)   -  AFP

The Indian canoeing contingent fared poorly in the men’s and women’s Traditional Boat Racing (TBR) 200m event at the Asian Games in Palembang on Saturday.

Both teams did not qualify for the main final and could not make an impact in the tail race either. The women finished third in the tail race out of five teams.

China won the final and silver and bronze went to Indonesia and Unified Korea respectively.

The men’s team fared even worse in the tail race, finishing last. In the main race, China came first again, followed by Chinese Taipei and Thailand.

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Canoeing contingent’s participation in the Asian Games was decided in the court, which ruled the matter in the petitioner’s favour. The petitioner was one of the players, Abhay Singh.