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Name TAKHAR Bajrang Lal
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 05 JAN 1981
Residence Gender Male
Height 186 cm Weight 87 kg
Discipline Rowing

Rowing

Result
Event Date Time Heat Rank Result
Men's Eight 21 SEP 2014 11:40 Heat 1 2 5:53.58

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
1Single Sculls2010Guangzhou, CHN7:04.78
2Single Sculls2006Doha, QAT3:39.43
4Double Sculls2006Doha, QAT3:25.90
Olympic Games
21Single Sculls2008Beijing, CHN7:09.73
World Championships
19Single Sculls2009Poznan, POL7:20.04
22Single Sculls2007Munich, GER7:41.73
Asian Championships
1Single Sculls2009Yi-Lan, TPE7:24.28
1Single Sculls2007Chungju, KOR7:29.22
2Eight2013Lu'an, CHN6:12.47

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Watching films, music and reading books. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2006; rowingone.com, 10 Jun 2010)
Occupation Serves in the Army
Higher education Humanities - University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, IND
Spouse & Children Wife and two sons.
Languages Spoken English, Hindi, Punjabi
Coach Ismail Baig (IND) (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 07 Apr 2014)
Injuries He missed the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England after suffering with typhoid. (timesofindia.com, 29 Jan 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He started rowing in 2001 in Hyderabad, India. (rowingone.com, 10 Jun 2010; youtube.com, 21 Nov 2010; arfrowing.org, 10 Apr 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
He had an interest in rowing, so went to a local club in Hyderabad to try it, and fell in love with the sport. (arfrowing.org, 10 Apr 2012)

Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (timesofindia.com, 29 Jan 2014)

Training
He does a early morning and late evening sessions every day, except Sundays. (arfrowing.org, 10 Apr 2012)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Becoming the first rower from India to win an individual Asian Games gold medal by taking the single sculls title at the 2010 Games in Guangzhou, China. (indiatoday.intoday.in, 19 Nov 2010)

Hero
New Zealand rower Mahe Drysdale. (arfrowing.org, 10 Apr 2012)

Awards
In 2013 he received India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri. (economictimes.indiatimes.com, 05 Apr 2013)

He received an Arjuna Award in 2008. (indiarowing.com, 30 Sep 2010)

General
POOR FACILITIES
In the lead-up to the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, he and other India rowers were forced to train in old boats because of bureaucracy problems with Customs and also had to deal with poor facilities at the national training camp in Hyderabad where they needed to personally buy items, including a refrigerator and washing machine. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 20 Nov 2010)

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