Indian rowers Sawarn Singh (single scull) and Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar (light-weight double scull) qualified for 2012 London Olympics, India's chief national coach and Dronacharya awardee Ismail Baig said.
Baig said on Sunday that Sawarn Singh qualified by finishing first in the Asian Regatta championship in Chungju (South Korea) on Sunday. A total of six places are up for grabs from Asia for the London Games.
Manjeet and Sandeep qualified by virtue of their third-place finish in the lightweight double scull in the Asian Continental qualifying rowing regatta. From Asia, three places are allotted for the Olympics.
Incidentally, Manjeet has made it to the Olympics for the second time after his debut in the Beijing Games.
Manjeet (Artillery Centre, Golconda), Sawarn Singh (Punjab) and Sandeep (Rajasthan) have all been training at the Hussain Sagar Lake in the National rowing camp since 2005 under the tutelage of Baig.
In a statement, the Rowing Federation of India president, Rajlaxmi Singh Deo, congratulated them for making it to the Olympics.
Keywords: London Olympics