Rio 2016 Olympics Day 4: Dattu Bhokanal finishes fourth in quarterfinal, out of medals reckoning

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New Delhi | Updated: Aug 09, 2016 6:26 PM

Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal crashed out of medal contention in the men’s single sculls event after finishing with a time of 6:59.89 which was six seconds poorer than the third placed Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk of Poland.

Dattu Bhokanal, who was among the few bright spots on the opening day of the competition, competed in the quarterfinals of the men’s single sculls event here at the Rio Olympics. (Reuters)Dattu Bhokanal, who was among the few bright spots on the opening day of the competition, competed in the quarterfinals of the men’s single sculls event here at the Rio Olympics. (Reuters)

Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal crashed out of medal contention in the men’s single sculls event after finishing with a time of 6:59.89 which was six seconds poorer than the third placed Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk of Poland.

Dattu was third after the first 500m with a time of 1:38.65 but then dropped the pace and intensity with the Pole taking his place into the top-3. At the 1000m stage he posted a time of 3:23.66, at 1500m 5:11.68 and then sailed across the finish line with no chance of progressing.

Dattu Bhokanal, who was among the few bright spots on the opening day of the competition, competed in the quarterfinals of the men’s single sculls event here at the Rio Olympics. The 25-year-old armyman, hailing from Maharashtra, had secured his spot for the quarterfinals after finishing third in the qualifying round with a timing of 7:21.67 at Lagao stadium on Saturday.

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