Asiad 2010: Bajrang Lal Takhar wins 1st ever gold in men’s sculls for India
Guangzhou: Bajrang Lal Takhar today created history by becoming the first ever Indian rower to win a gold medal in the Asian Games by winning the men’s singles sculls competition here today.
Chinese Taipei’s Wang Ming Hui (7:07.33) took the silver while Iraq’s Haeider Hamarasheid (7:10.10) won the bronze with a third place finish.
Takhar had also become the first Indian to win a silver medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006. He had also won the gold medal at the Asian Championships in Korea last year.
With Takhar’s feat, India’s wait to get its second gold medal at this edition of the Asian Games also ended.