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Hit stage matches, repechage races will be held on Sunday

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Gorakhpur, May 27 (Hindustan Times). The rowing competition under Khelo India University Games started on Saturday morning in Ramgarhtal. On the first day, a total of 30 heat stage matches were held in men’s and women’s categories in individual and team events for a distance of 2000 meters. The first player/team in each match entered the finals. While other players and teams will get one more chance on Sunday through repechage matches. Punjab players dominated on the first day. The 2000m final will be held on Monday, while the 500m events will begin on May 30.

On the first day, in the men’s 2000m distance, Pradyuman Singh of Punjab University Chandigarh won the single sculls hit 2, Pratik Gupta of the University of Calicut hit 1, Sukhdeep Singh and Aditya Singh of the Punjab University Chandigarh won the double sculls hit 1. positions and entered the finals. In Quadruple Hit 1 the team from Punjab University Chandigarh (Sukhdeep, Rajat, Sahil and Aditya), in Hit 2 the team from Punjabi University Patiala (Sangam, Pripandeep, Gursevak, Jaskaran) reached the finals. In Light Weight Quadruple Hit 2, the Punjab University Chandigarh team (Arjun, Gurpreet, Ajit and Sudarshan) entered the finals. Malak Singh of Chandigarh University Mohali in Lightweight Single Hit 2, Govind Singh Rajput of Lovely Professional University in Hit 1, Joting Ishwar and Dong Nilesh of Punjab University Chandigarh in Lightweight Double Hit 1 and Savitribai Phule University in Lightweight Double Hit 1 won the first position.

Punjabi University Patiala’s Amandeep Kaur hit 1st in women’s single sculls, Sweety of Lovely Professional University in light weight single sculls, Osmania University’s K. Bharti and K. Guru Nanak Dev University’s Kirti Ram, Jyoti Kushwaha and Vindhyasankat in lightweight double hit 1 and Punjab University Chandigarh team (Khushpreet, Diljot, Gurbani and Poonam) in quadruple hit 2 reached the finals. 400 athletes (men and women), 35 technical officials and 42 support staff from 26 teams are participating in this rowing competition.