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Name DUSHYANT Dushiant
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 09 OCT 1992
Residence Gender Male
Height 181 cm Weight 72 kg
Discipline Rowing

Rowing

Result
Event Date Time Heat Rank Result
Lightweight Men's Single Sculls 24 SEP 2014 10:55 Final A 3 7:26.57
20 SEP 2014 10:20 Heat 2 2 7:23.94

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
18Quadruple Sculls2013Chungju, KOR6:28.15
Asian Championships
4Quadruple Sculls2013Lu'an, CHN6:01.03

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Listening music, movies, travelling, watching rowing videos on Youtube. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Army
Higher education Guru Dronacharya College, Gurgaon, India
Languages Spoken English, Hindi, Punjabi
Club Services Sports Control Board [SSCB], India
Coach Ismail Baig [national], IND; Sunil Singh [club], IND (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His father was a state level Kabaddi player. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)
Other Sports He played Kabaddi at state level. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began rowing in 2012 at an army training camp in Roorkee, India. (rowingone.com, 15 Aug 2013; Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
During his army training, rowing coach Sunny Singh suggested that he could be a good rower because of his physique. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

Ambitions
To win a gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea and at future world championships. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

Training
Apart from his main training in the water, he cross trains by running and doing weight training at least twice a week. He also watches Youtube videos of previous editions of a rowing event to best prepare himself for competition. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning a medal at the 2014 Paolo D'Aloja Memorial International Regatta in Piediluco, Italy. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

Hero
Indian rower Saji Thomas. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

Most influential person in career
Indian rowing coach Ismail Baig. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

Superstitions / Rituals
He wears a chain of a goddess around his neck. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

Awards
He was declared the Best Athlete in the single sculls event at the 2013 national rowing championships in India. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

General
SHIFT TO LIGHTWEIGHT SCULLS
In 2013 at the Asian rowing championships he participated in single sculls, but Indian national rowing coach Ismail Baig advised him to cut down his weight and shift to the lightweight sculls category. He dropped his weight from 78Kg to 72Kg and changed to lightweight sculls in 2014. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2014)

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