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Tokyo Olympics: Indian sailors Vishnu Saravanan, Nethra Kumanan bow out Tokyo Olympics
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Tokyo Olympics: Indian sailors Vishnu Saravanan, Nethra Kumanan bow out

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Jul 2021, 06:00 pm

Tokyo/UNI: Indian sailors Vishnu Saravanan and Nethra Kumanan failed to make it to the medals round in their respective events at the Tokyo Olympics here on Friday.

Vishnu Saravanan could manage an overall 20th position in the men’s laser standard while Nethra Kumanan could get the 35th position in the women’s laser radial after 10 qualifying races each at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour .

Only the top 10 sailors can compete in the medal round.

The 23-year-old Nethra Kumanan who became the first ever female Indian sailor to qualify for the Olympics, recorded a best finish of 15th in the third of 10 qualifying races.

In the men’s 49er the pair of KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar sit 17th on the overall leaderboard.

Their final three qualifying races take place on Saturday, July 31.