Indian rower Sayali Shelke admitted to hospital in Palembang

Indian rower Sayali Shelke, who is part of the Asian Games contingent here, has been admitted to the hospital after she complained of pain in the abdomen.

The rowing competition ended on Friday with India winning three medals, including a gold in men’s quadruple sculls.   -  Representational Image/AFP

Indian rower Sayali Shelke, who is part of the Asian Games contingent here, has been hospitalised after she complained of pain in the abdomen.

“She was complaining of pain since midnight. After competition today, I had to rush her to the hospital. The doctors say there is some appendicitis issue. She will have to stay back for another two-three days,” chief coach Ismail Baig said.

The rowing competition ended on Friday with India winning three medals, including a gold in men’s quadruple sculls.

The entire contingent will be leaving on Saturday but 21-year-old Shelke will be staying back for treatment.

“Our two doctors will stay with her. We are not leaving her alone. We hope she is fine soon,” said Baig.

Shelke had competed in the final of the women’s double sculls alongside Pooja. They both had finished sixth.

After today’s competition, single sculls bronz-medallist Dushyant Thakur had needed medical attention immediately after the 2km race. He threw up and was even struggling to stand at the medal ceremony.

Another rower Jagvir Singh, who competed in the lightweight eight, too was rushed to the medical centre after his race.

“They were both severely dehydrated. They are fine now,” Baig added.