Pune: The Indian Army Oarsmen, who won one gold and two bronze medals at Palembang during the 18th Asian Games on Friday, have been trained at Army Rowing Node (ARN) located at College of Military Engineering (CME), Dapodi.
The Rowing Node comprises of world class facilities, which includes a rowing channel of 2200 metres in length, 135 metres in width and 3.5 metres in depth along with a state-of-the-art gymnasium for the rowers. The ARN, which became functional in 2001, has hosted a number of national games since its inception. The ARN has made the nation proud by winning 71 international medals, 248 national medals, two Dronacharya awards, 14 Arjuna awards and has produced nine Olympians.
The last National Rowing Championship in Army Rowing Node was organised in December 2017, in which 58 rowers were selected from all over India.
According to officials, the training camp for the Asian Games started at ARN as early as January 9 in which the rowers went through a tough and scientific training regime. Number of regular evaluation tests were conducted during the camp, which not only included physical tests but psychological tests as well. After undergoing rigorous training, 23 rowers were selected for the 18th Asian Games. Out of these 23 rowers representing the nation, 22 are from the Indian Army.