Rowing has been a part of the Asian Games since the 1982 edition. India has won a total of 23 medals in rowing at the Asian Games, including 2 gold, 5 silver, and 16 bronze.
The first Indian rower to win a medal at the Asian Games was Pravin Uberoi, who won a bronze medal in the men’s coaxed pair team sculls event at the 1982 edition in New Delhi, India. Uberoi, along with his teammates went on to win a bronze medal in the same event at the 1982 edition of Asian Games
Another Indian rower who has had success at the Asian Games is Bajrang Lal Takhar. Takhar won a gold medal in the men’s lightweight single sculls event at the 2010 edition and a silver medal in the same event at the 2006 edition.
In the Asian Rowing Championships, India won 23 medals, including 2 gold medals in the men’s lightweight double sculls event by Bajrang Lal Takhar and Sawarn Singh. This was India’s first gold medal in rowing at the Asian Championships.
India is expected to field a strong team at the upcoming 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The team will be led by Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh, who are the current Asian champions in the men’s lightweight double sculls event.
In addition to Jat and Singh, other Indian rowers to watch at the 2023 Asian Games include Devender Singh, Bheem Singh, and Jasveer Singh. These rowers have all won medals at previous Asian Games and are expected to be in contention for medals again in 2023.
India has a long history of success in rowing at the Asian Games. With a strong team competing in Hangzhou, India is hoping to add to its medal tally and continue its dominance in this sport.
India has a bright future in rowing. With a strong pool of talent and a dedicated coaching staff, the Indian rowing team is poised to achieve even greater success in the years to come.