Dattu Bhokanal

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (IANS) Rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal on Saturday topped the Final C in men’s single sculls to finish 13th at the Rio Olympic Games here.

Already out of medal contention, Dattu topped the final ranking race in 6:54.96 minutes, which was best among the four races he participated in the Games.

Bhokanal finished ahead of five other competitors — Hungary’s Bendeguz Molnar Petervari, Rosso Brian of Argentina, Memo of Indonesia, Korea’s Kim Dongyong and Jhonatan Esquivel of Uruguay.

New Zealand’s Mahe Drysdale won the gold after clocking 6:41.34 minutes while Croatia’s Damir Martin bagged the silver with the same timing as of the gold medallist but Martin finished the 1500 metre mark in 5:02.06 minutes in comparison to Drysdale’s 5:01.26 minutes.

Czech Republic’s Ondrej Synek took the bronze medal after clocking 6:44.10 minutes.

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