London Olympics 2012: Indian rowers out of medal contention

London: Indian rower Sawarn Singh and the pair of Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar Tuesday were out of medal contention and now will be looking to make a respectable finish in the semi-finals of the 2012 London Games rowing competition at Eaton Dorney.

Sawarn qualified for the semi-final `C` of the men`s singles scull where the rowers will be vying for a place between 13th to 18th. Sawarn finished fourth in the third quarterfinal with a timing of 7:11.59. He was second after the 500-metre mark but slowly ran out of steam to finish fourth at the 2000m mark.

Manjeet and Sandeep Kumar booked their place in semi-final `D` of the lightweight doubles scull and will be looking for a finish between 19th-24th.

The Indian duo qualified via a second repechage where they finished sixth with a timing of 6:54.20.