Free Press Journal
  • Epic saga: How India’s rowing-star Dattu Baban Bhokanal overcame poverty to win gold

    New Delhi: From digging wells to selling onions to working in a petrol pump to representing India at the Rio Olympics while his mother was in a coma, India’s rowing star Dattu Baban Bhokanal has overcome every obstacle in life before winning the gold medal as part of India’s quadruple scull team at the recently-concluded Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hailing from Chandwad village near Nashik in Maharashtra, Dattu, the elder son of

  • Dattu-Bhokanal

    Rower Dattu Bhokanal goes out of medal reckoning

    Rio de Janeiro: Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal finished fourth in the quarter-finals of the men’s single sculls to be out of medal reckoning in the Rio Olympic Games here today. Bhokanal clocked 6:59.89 to cover a distance of 2000m, little more than six seconds behind the third and last qualifier from the quarterfinal 4, Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk (6:53.52) from Poland.

  • Hits & mishits

    Mixed Day 1 for Indian contingent

  • Rower Dattu qualifies for Rio

    New Delhi : Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal on Monday qualified for the Rio Olympics after winning a silver in the men’s single sculls event at the FISA Asian and Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta at Chung-ju in South Korea.