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Tokyo Olympics: Former Cambridge University Boat Club president Dara Alizadeh’s route to rowing medals comes to an end





Dara Alizadeh has exited the single sculls in Tokyo in the quarter-finals. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic
Dara Alizadeh has exited the single sculls in Tokyo in the quarter-finals. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

Dara Alizadeh's progress in the men's single sculls at the Tokyo Olympics has been brought to an end.

The former Cambridge University Boat Club student is competing in his first Games, and is representing Bermuda, whose flag he carried into the opening ceremony.

Having gone through the repechages, Alizadeh was racing in heat two of the quarter-finals.

He finished in fifth place in 7min 35.73sec, which means that it will be the C/D semi-finals that await rather than the route to the medals.

Denmark's Sverri Nielsen, Canada's Trevor Jones and ROC's Alexander Vyzovkin made it through to the semi-finals to keep their medal hopes alive.

Husein Alireza, who learned to scull at Cambridge while studying at Hughes Hall in 2016, was also competing in the single sculls.

Representing Saudi Arabia, he went through the repechages to reach the quarter-finals, and was in the first heat.

He clocked 8min 35.05sec to finish in sixth place, and will now go into the C/D semi-finals.



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