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Rower Dattu Bhokanal qualifies for Rio Olympics

Rio 2016 Olympic Games (File) India could not qualify in the men's light weight double sculls

Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal on Monday qualified for the Rio Olympics after winning a silver in the finals of men's single sculls at the 2016 FISA Asian and Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta at Chung-ju in South Korea.

The 25-year-old armyman clocked 7 mins 07.49 seconds in the 2km course to finish second and qualify for the Rio Olympics. The top seven in the finals qualified for the Rio Games.

India could not, however, qualify in the men's light weight double sculls as the pair of Vikram Singh and Roopendra Singh finished fifth in the finals. Only top three qualify for the Olympics in this category.

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