Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug 6 (ANI
): Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal
on Saturday progressed through to the quarterfinals
of the men's single sculls
event after finishing third in the first heat
of the event here at the Rio Olympics.
The 25-year-old armyman, hailing from Maharashtra, crossed the finishing line with a timing of 7:21.67 at Lagao stadium.
Cuba's Angel Fournier Rodriguez finished first ahead of Juan Carlos of Mexico.
Bhokanal had secured his berth for the Rio Olympics
after winning a silver medal in the FISA Asian and Oceanian Rowing championships. (ANI