XtraTime Web Desk: Dushyant Singh stuck it out through high BP to win India’s first bronze in rowing. He threw up at the prize ceremony and had to be stretchered out afterwords.
The 25-year-old finished third with a timing of 7.18.76 and was so drained after the effort that he collapsed on the finish line. He couldn’t even stand at the podium and had to be administered a drip and wheeled out.
Dushyant had began rowing in 2012 at an army training camp in Roorkee, and had won a bronze in the last edition of the Games in Incheon as well. He was declared the best rower in the 2013 National Championships.
The 25-year-old rower is an Army man who hails from Jhajjar in Haryana but has been training at the Army Rowing Node in Pune for the last couple of years. He won the gold at the Senior National Rowing Championships in 2017. He also has a gold medal at the Asian Indoor Rowing Championship in 2015 which were held in Thailand.