Pathetic show by Indian rowers at Beijing

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{image-beijing+dark rings_10082008.jpg}Beijing, Aug 10: A medal in Olympics is still a distant dream for Indian rowers.

India's sailing duo Devender Kumar Khandwal and Manjeet Singh finished fifth and last in the second heat of the men's lightweight double sculls in rowing at the Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday.The Indians clocked 6:37.13, nearly 21 seconds behind the winners, Marcello Miani and Elia Luini of Italy, who timed 6:16.22. While the top two pairs move into the semi-finals, the next three go into a repachage. The Indians will now row in the repachage.

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