Rowing C’ship: Sandeep Kumar wins single scull event

Sandeep Kumar of All India Police clinched the honours in the 500 m single scull event with a timing of 1:44.44 on the final day of the 34th National rowing championship at Hussain Sagar Lake.

Sandeep Kumar holds his medal after winning the single scull event.   -  V. V. Subrahmanyam

Sandeep Kumar of All India Police clinched the honours in the 500 m single scull event with a timing of 1:44.44 on the final day of the 34th National rowing championship at Hussain Sagar Lake here on Saturday. The 23-year-old Sandeep, competing in his maiden Nationals and also in the single scull, was a clear winner in the race with Santosh Kadale of Maharashtra (1:46.06) and G. Vishnu Prasad of Kerala (1:46.91) settling for silver and bronze respectively.

In the women’s section, Naveet Kaur, who won a ‘double’ in the 2000 m category, again stole the show picking another double in the 500 m category today winning the single scull and then pairing with Harpreet Kaur to clinch the pairs event. Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy gave away the prizes.

The results:

Women: Open single scull: 1. Navneet Kaur (Pjb) 1:59.62, 2. Pooja (Chd) 2:02.66, 3. Mayurakshi Mukherjee (WB) 2:02.95.

Pairs: 1. Sanjukta Dung Dung & Manjula Xess (Odi) 1:48.33, 2. Monalisa Mohanty & Mamta Jena (Chd) 1:53.06, 3. A. Aswany & Chippy Kurian (Ker) 1:56.29.

Double scull: 1. Harpreet Kaur & Navneet Kaur (Pjb) 1:45.24, 2. Thara Kurian & Dittymol Varghese (Ker) 1:47.50, 3. Ch. Priya Devi & L. Lakshmi Devi (Mnp) 1:49.47.

Coxless fours: 1. Odisha (Pramila Prava Minz, Pratima Puhana, Sanjukta Dung Dung, Manjula Xess) 1:45.72, 2. Chandigarh (Monalisa Mohanty, Mamta Jena, L. Nanaobi Devi & Priya Darsini Raut) 1:50.73, 3. Andaman (Subashini, Jyoti Priya Aarti, Basanti Tigga, Reena Kumari) 1:52.75.

Men: Single scull: 1. Sandeep Kumar (All India Police) 1:44.44, 2. Santosh Kadale (Maha) 1:46.06, 3. G. Vishnu Prasad (Ker) 1:46.91.

Pairs: 1. Gurwinder Singh & Karamjeet Singh (Pjb) 1:41.58, 2. Siddarth Sunil & Ram Saravana Raja (TN) 1:41.88, 3. Parveen & Anil Kumar (Har) 1:44.20.

Lt wt double scull: 1. G. Vishnu Prasad & Arjun B. Panicker (Ker) 1:34.40, 2. Manohar lal & S. Immanuval David Singh (All India Police) 1:35.25, 3. Gurmeet Singh & Ranjeet Singh (Pjb) 1:37.16.

Coxless four: 1. Punjab (Lachhman Singh, Sushil Kumar, Robin Mangar, Rohit Kumar) 1:33.10, 2. All India Police (M. Mahesh Reddy, Sathish Erva, D. Sai Raju, T. Sunil (All India Police) 1:34.72, 3. Andhra Pradesh (R. Jithu, P.V. Adarsh, Paras, Narendra Kumar) 1:36.22.

Lt wt coxless fours: 1. All India Police (Dharmendra Choudhary, Nitesh Kumar Lall, Ravinderjit Singh, Jagsir Singh) 1:28.33, 2. Ch. Naveen, Sathish Erva, D. Sai Raju, T. Sunil (Telangana) 1:28.99, 3. Madhya Pradesh (Vishwajeet Sandhav, Farukh Khan, Manas Sharma, Bhanu Pratap Singh) 1:32.28.