Mumbai, Sep 7 (PTI) A 43-member Indian rowing contingent, including 10 support staff, left for the Hangzhou Asian Games scheduled to commence on September 23.
The rowers, 20 men and 13 women, will undergo a week-long acclimatisation-cum-training camp in Hangzhou before checking into the Games Village on September 16.
The government has sanctioned Rs one crore for the camp in Hangzhou.
India will be fielding its largest contingent of women rowers at the Asian Games as this is the first time Women’s Eight has been included in the continental event.
The contingent was given a rousing send-off by the Sports Authority of India officials on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Indian sailors and the first batch of boxers also left for China to train ahead of the multi-sport event.
While the Indian boxers are training in Wuyishan City, the sailors are training in Ningbo Xiangshan Sailing Centre, which is also the venue for the Asian Games Sailing competitions.
Source: PTI News