Congratulations on another incredible accomplishment! LPU student Parminder Singh has won a silver medal in the men’s single scull event at the 20th Asian Rowing Championships, which took place in Thailand from December 6 to 13, 2021. In addition to our outstanding athletic achievements, our state-of-the-art infrastructure and training facilities distinguish our Vertos from the competition. We at LPU would like to express our congratulations to Mr. Verto on reaching such a significant milestone.
The Asian Rowing Federation organised the Asian Rowing Championships, which included athletes from throughout Asia. Team India had sent a total of 16 rowers to compete in the tournament, who competed in six different categories. After winning six medals, including two gold and four silver, the contingent returned home. In the 2019 version of the competition, Team India took home five medals, including one gold, two silver, and two bronze.
A gold medal for Indian rower Arvind Singh was won in the men’s lightweight single sculls at the highly anticipated Asian Rowing Championships in Thailand, where he defeated Uzbekistan rower Sobirjon Safaroliyev with a timing of 7.55.942 seconds. Arjun Lal Jat and Ravi won gold in the men’s double sculls, defeating their counterparts from China and Uzbekistan to take the top spot in their respective events. In the men’s single sculls Parminder Singh, an LPU student who was competing in his first international competition, won silver in the men’s single sculls with a time of 8:07.323s. Parminder lost the gold medal to Uzbekistan rower Kholmurzaev Shakhboz by just 11 seconds, finishing in 7:56.307s.
Aside from them, the Indian rowing duo of Ashish Phugat and Sukhjinder Singh took silver in the men’s lightweight double sculls and The Indian contingent team Charanjeet Singh, Punit Kumar, Gurmeet Singh and Jasveer Singh took second place. They were defeated by Chinese rowers by a razor-thin margin of just 3.4 seconds. Meanwhile, the Indian contingent, consisting of Bittu Singh, Jakar Khan, Manjeet Kumar, and Sukhmeet Singh, took home silver with a time of 6.33.083 seconds. As you might have predicted from the description above, the race came to a close with a photo finish. Team India was defeated by Uzbekistan in the gold medal match by a mere 0.523 seconds.