Rower Dattu Bhokanal enters quarterfinals

Bhokanal finished the 2000m race with a timing of 7:21.67s behind Angel Fournier Rodriguez of Cuba (7:06.89s) and Mexico’s Juan Carlos Cabrera (7:08.27s).

Bhokanal maintained his third position although he was more than 13 seconds behind the second placed Cabrera.   -  The Hindu

Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal entered the quarterfinals of the Men’s Single Sculls after finishing third in his qualifying round of the Rio Olympics here today.

In the first heat of the day, Armyman Bhokanal finished the 2000m race with a timing of 7:21.67s behind Angel Fournier Rodriguez of Cuba (7:06.89s) and Mexico’s Juan Carlos Cabrera (7:08.27s).

Bhokanal was in second place for the first 500 metres of the race but started to lag behind once the Mexican in lane 2 picked up the pace around the 700 metres mark.

The well built Cuban and the Mexican then increased their lead from the rest but Bhokanal maintained his third position although he was more than 13 seconds behind the second placed Cabrera.

Earlier today, In the Women's 10m air-rifle shooting event, Ayonika Paul and Apurvi Chandela crashed out. Ayonika finished 47th, while Apurvi was ranked 34th.