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Lake Club, Jagatpur Rowing poised for clean sweep

KOLKATA, DEC. 17. Host Lake Club and Orissa's Jagatpur Rowing Club remained poised for a clean sweep of medals progressing to the finals of all of the men's and women's events respectively in the 64th Amateur Rowing Association of the East regatta.

In the semifinals on Friday, Lake club dominated the men's events, with its A and B teams making the finals of three events — single and double sculls and coxed fours. In the men's pairs event, Lake Club `A' will take on Calcutta Rowing Club `A'. This puts the host as the best bet for the overall title.

In the women's section, Jagatpur Rowing Club did the star turn progressing to the finals of all four finals. The single sculls event will see an all-Jagatpur RC affair while in the double sculls Madras Boat club will challenge the Orissa club. In the pairs and coxed fours events, two Lake Club teams will fight for supremacy against Jagatpur RC.

The results (semifinals): Men: Single sculls: Lake Club `B' bt Calcutta Rowing Club `A'; Lake Club `A' bt Karachi Boat Club. Double sculls: Lake Club `B' bt Calcutta Rowing Club `A'; Lake Club `A' bt Jagatpur Rowing Club. Pairs: Calcutta RC `A' bt Colombo Rowing Club `B'; Lake Club `A' bt Calcutta RC `B'. Coxed fours: Lake Club `A' bt Madras Boat Club; Lake Club `B' bt Colombo RC.

Women: Single sculls: Jagatpur RC `A' bt Madras BC `A'; Jagatpur RC `B' bt Madras BC `B'. Double sculls: Jagatpur RC `A' bt Lake Club `B'; Madras BC bt Lake Club `A'. Pairs: Lake Club `A' bt College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) `A'; Jagatpur RC bt COEP `B'. Coxed fours: Jagatpur RC bt Calcutta RC `A'; Lake Club `A' bt Bengal Rowing Club. — Our Sports Reporter

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