Till now, no Indian rower has qualified for Tokyo Olympics. Indian rowers are going to get 2 chances to qualify in the coming weeks. Let us have a look at qualification scenario in rowing…
Rowing at Tokyo Olympics:
There are going to be a total of 14 events (7 in Men + 7 in Women) at Tokyo Olympics in Rowing.
The qualification for the Olympics is through 3 events: 2019 World Championships, Continental qualifiers and World Qualifier. The 2019 World Championship has already taken place and Indian rowers were unable to get a quota. Hence, their chance to qualify now lies at continental qualifier and World qualifier.
Asia & Oceania Continental Qualifier – 5-7 May, 2021 in Japan
World Qualifier – 16-18 May ,2021 in Switzerland
Here is the number of quotas available at both these qualifiers…
India’s Qualification chances:
Indian rowers best chance to qualify is through the Asian qualifiers.
Women Single Sculls: At the Asian qualifier, there are 5 quotas available and there are 14 entries in this event. India is going to be represented by Khuspreet Kaur.
Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls: There are 3 quotas available at this event and 12 teams have entered. India is represented by the pair of Vindhya Sankath and Rukmani.
Men Single Sculls: There are 17 entries in this event at Asian qualifiers out of which top 5 will qualify for Olympics. India is represented by Jakar Khan.
Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls: There are 9 entries in this event and 3 quotas available. India is represented by the pair of Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh.
At the World Qualifiers in Switzerland, 2 quotas are going to be available in each event.
Schedule for Asian Olympic Qualifiers:
5th May – Heats
6th May – Semi-Finals
7th May – Finals
Wishing Indian rowing team All The Best for Asian Qualifiers 🇮🇳