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Rio 2016 Olympics: Rower Dattu Bhokanal qualifies for Final C after finishing second in Semis

Rio de Janeiro: Rower Dattu Bhokanal qualified for Final C after finishing second in men's singles sculls semi-final C/D 2 at the Rio Olympics on Friday.

The 25-year-old put in a time of 7:19.02 minutes - far from his best - but lead the race throughout only to lose out in the very final second. Hungary's Bendeguz Molnar Petervari came on top with a time of 7:18.88 minutes.

File picture of Dattu Bhokanal. Getty

File picture of Dattu Bhokanal. Getty

Bhokanal, who is competing in his maiden Olympics, will now fight for a world ranking between 13 and 18.

Bhokanal, who set his Olympic best in the quarter-final with a 6:59.89 minutes, took 1:44.88 minute to cover his first 500 metres before completing the 1000m mark in 3:37.00 minutes.

He was leading till the 1500m mark, covering it in 5:30.35 minutes before the Hungarian overtook him with only a handful of meters left in the race.

Updated Date: Aug 13, 2016 05:51 AM

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