Bajrang Lal Takhar

Bajrang Lal Takhar

Bajrang Lal Takhar

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Bajrang Lal Takhar () (born 5 January 1981 in Sikar district, Rajasthan) is an Indian rower who won the first individual rowing Gold medal for India at the 2010 Asian Games held in Guangzhou. Takhar is a Naib Subedar in the Rajputana Rifles regiment of the Indian Army.

Early days

Bajrang Lal was born in a small village named Balu Baba Ki Dhani in Sikar district of Rajasthan. His father's name is shri Dula Ram Takhar, a Hindu Jat. He then went on to join the Rajputana Rifles regiment of the Indian Army, in which he currently serves as Naib Subedar.

Rowing career

Bajrang Lal won the first individual rowing silver medal for India at the 2006 Asian Games held in Doha He contested in the men's single skulls rowing event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but failed to reach the finals. He finished with a rank of 21.

He then went on to bag gold at the Asian Championships in Korea last year 2007. He won the quota place by winning gold at the Asian qualifying championships in Shanghai.

He has won two gold medals in the single and double skull races in South Asian Games 2006.

In November 2010, he won the first individual rowing Gold medal for India at the 2010 Asian Games held in Guangzhou.

Awards

He was awarded with Arjun Award by Govt of India.

Rowing records of Takhar

  • 16/08 Men's Single Sculls Final......
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