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 2 km 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, book a Rio berth 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.