#MeetTheMedalists: All about rowing star Dushyant Singh
India earned their first medal in rowing at the Asian Games 2018, being held in Indonesia. Dushyant Singh claimed a bronze medal in men's lightweight single sculls. The 25-year-old athlete finished an impressive third as he clocked a timing of 7.18.76. Unfortunately, Dushyant collapsed on the finish line post the event. He was unable to stand at the podium. Here is more about Dushyant.
Dushyant has been a promising athlete
Dushyant has been a promising rower ever since he took the sport in 2012. At the 2014 edition of the Games, he had bagged a bronze. This is his second Asian Games medal. Dushyant won the best rower prize at the 2013 National Championships.
Background and journey of Dushyant
Dushyant was born on 9th October 1992. The 25-year-old hails from Haryana and is a son of a farmer. The athlete has been training at the Army Rowing Node in Pune since the past few years. He joined the Bengal Engineering Group in the Army back in 2012 and took to rowing there. Within two years he participated in the Asian Games.
Achievements and history of rower Dushyant
Dushyant bagged the gold medal at the 2017 Senior National Rowing Championships. He also claimed top prize at the Asian Indoor Rowing Championship in 2015, held in Thailand. He was one of the 4 rowers selected by the Army to take part in the 2016 Rio Olympics. But Dushyant couldn't qualify for the event after he was diagnosed with chicken pox months earlier.
Way to glory!
Rowing his way to GLORY!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 24, 2018
Dushyant wins a 🥉 medal for India in the Men’s Lightweight Single Sculls event. A truly deserving victory. This is his second #AsianGames medal. The whole India is super proud! #KheloIndia #AsianGames2018 #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/VwTfftRJcv