Asian Games: Indian Rowers, Sailers, Pentathlete Mayank Chaphekar to begin campaign


Indian Rowers and Sailers will begin their campaign in the Asian Games. India’s Modern Pentathlete Mayank Chaphekar will also be in action on the day.

Indian Rowers will kick-start action in the Asian Games on Wednesday, 19th September. As many as 28 Indian Rowers will be in action in the first round across 10 disciplines in the sport on the day. The action will get underway at 6.30 AM. The Indian sailing contingent will also begin their campaign in the quadrennial event on the day. The day is also set to witness India’s pentathlete Mayank Chaphekhar in action in Fencing. The nation’s Men’s Volleyball team will later face South Korea in the group encounter.

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Asian Games – Fixtures on September 19

Rowing (Round 1)

  • Men’s double sculls – Parminder Singh, Satnam Singh – 6:30 am
  • Men’s Lightweight double sculls – Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh – 6:30 am
  • Women’s Lightweight double sculls – Anshika Bharti, Kiran – 6:30 am
  • Pair without cox – Babu Ram, Lekh Ram – 6:30 am
  • Men’s eight with coxwain Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, Ashish, Neeraj, Naresh Kalwaniya, Neetesh Kumar, Charanjeet Singh, DU Pande – 6:30 am
  • Women’s four without cox – Aswathi PB, Mrunmayee Nilesh, Thangjam Priya Devi, Rukmani – 6:30 am
  • Men’s single sculls – Balraj Panwar – 12:30 pm
  • Men’s quadruples sculls – Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Sukhmeet Singh, Jakhar Khan, 12:30 pm
  • Women’s eight with coxwain – Aswathi PB, Mrunmayee Nilesh, Thangjam Priya Devi, Rukmani, Sonali Swain, Ritu Kaudi, Varsha KB, Tendenthoi Devi, G Geetanjali 12:30 pm
  • Men’s four without cox – Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, Ashish – 12:30 pm

Sailing (Day 1)

  • Men: K. C. Ganapathy, Varun Thakkar (Men’s 49er), Jerome Kumar (IQFoil), Adhvait Menon (Laser 4.7), Chitresh Tatha (Formula Kite), Eabad Ali (Men’s RS:X) Vishnu Saravanan (Laser) – 9 am
  • Women: Ishwariya Ganesh (Women’s RS:X), Neha Thakur (Laser 4.7), Nethra Kumanan (Laser Radial), Harshita Tomar, Shital Verma (49er FX) – 9 am
  • Mixed Team: Preethi Kongara, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Siddheshwar Doiphode, Ramya Saravanan – 9 am

Modern Pentathlon (Fencing)

  • Mayank Chaphekar – 12 pm

Men’s Volleyball

  • India vs Korea – 4:30 pm


Indian Rowers won three medals in the previous edition of the Asian Games. It includes a gold medal from the Quadruple Sculls team. Out of the four members of that team only Sukmeet Singh will represent the country in the same event at Hangzhou. He will be in action alongside Satnam Singh, Parmar Singh and Jakhar Khan on Tuesday.

Action in Rowing will get underway at 6.30 AM IST in Men’s double sculls, Men’s Lightweight double sculls, Women’s Lightweight double sculls and Men’s Pair without cox, Men’s eight with coxwain and Women’s four without cox. Four more events will begin later at 12.30 PM IST.


The entire Indian Sailing contingent will also begin their Asian Games campaign on the day. Varun Thakkar and KC Ganapathy won the bronze medal in the last edition. All eyes will be on this duo as they enter the tournament after winning gold in the recently concluded Asian Sailing Championships.

Harshita Tomar, who won the bronze in the Women’s Lasrer4,7 will also begin her campaign. However she will represent the country in this edition at the 49er FX alongside Shital Verma.

Modern Pentathlon (Fencing)

Mayank Chaphekar will become the first-ever Modern Pentathlete from India to compete in the Asian Games. He was drafted into the squad at the last moment by the Sports Ministry.

He is the only Indian to compete in the Modern Pentathlon in this edition. Chaphekar will be in action in the Men’s Individual Fencing Ranking round on Wednesday.

Men’s Volleyball

India’s Men’s Volleyball team began their campaign with a dominating victory against Cambodia. The 19th ranked Asian team defeated the much lower ranked opponents in straight sets 25-14, 25-13, 25-19.

The team will next face a big challenge as they are set to take on a higher-ranked opponent in South Korea. Ranked 27th in the World Rankings, Korea is the second-highest ranked Asian team. The Koreans won the silver medal in the previous edition of the Asiad.

How to watch live streaming of Hangzhou Asian Games 2023 in India?

Fans can watch the live streaming of the Volleyball event on the Sony Liv App. The live telecast will be available on Sony Sports Ten 2, 3, 4, and 5 SH/HD Channels.

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