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Tokyo 2020 rowing: Malaei advances to semifinals A/B

In Women’s Rowing, Iran’s Nazanin Malaei has booked a spot in the semi-finals A/B of single sculls of the Tokyo Olympics.

Despite suffering from a minor injury, Malaei finished 3rd in her quarterfinals competition to advance to the next stage. She clocked a time of eight minutes, 7.32 seconds to cross the finish line behind rivals from New Zealand and Switzerland.

The Iranian will compete for a place in the final on Thursday as the event was pushed back by a day, due to the threat of poor weather conditions.

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