Vishnu Saravanan turns into second Indian sailor to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Vishnu Saravanan turns into second Indian sailor to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Nethra Kumanan grew to become the primary Indian girl sailor to qualify for the Video games in Tokyo within the laser radial occasion within the Mussanah Open Championship, which is an Asian Olympic qualifying occasion.

Vishnu Saravanan becomes second Indian sailor to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Vishnu Saravanan piped Thailand’s Keerati Bualong for the Tokyo Video games spot. Twitter/@KirenRijiju

New Delhi: India will compete in a couple of crusing occasion in an Olympics for the primary time after Vishnu Saravanan on Thursday certified for the Tokyo Video games in Laser STD Class after ending second within the Asian Qualifier in Oman.

Nethra Kumanan on Wednesday grew to become the primary Indian girl sailor to qualify for the Video games in Tokyo within the laser radial occasion within the Mussanah Open Championship, which is an Asian Olympic qualifying occasion.

Saravanan, who was third until the penultimate day on Wednesday, received the medal race on Thursday to leap to second place total and e-book a Tokyo Olympics quota.

The Indian pipped Thailand’s Keerati Bualong, who was second until Wednesday, for the Tokyo Video games spot. Singapore’s Ryan Lo Jun Han was first total within the Laser STD Class factors desk.

Two sailors qualify for the Olympics within the laser class occasions of the championships.

“Sure, Vishnu has additionally certified for the Olympics. Nethra has already certified on Wednesday,” Yachting Affiliation of India joint secretary normal Capt Jitendra Dixit advised PTI.

“Until Wednesday, Vishnu was third behind the Thai sailor although each had been on identical factors. At this time within the medal race, Vishnu completed first and so naturally he ended above the Thai sailor on the factors desk.

“Two sailors qualify for Olympics in laser class and Vishnu completed second. The Singapore sailor was effectively above Vishnu earlier than right this moment and so Vishnu couldn’t dislodge him (from high place).”

There have been 4 situations of two Indian sailors qualifying for the Olympics earlier however they took half in the identical occasion. This time in Tokyo, India shall be participating in a couple of occasion in crusing.

The Indian pair of Farokh Tarapore and Dhruv Bhandari competed within the 470 class within the 1984 Olympics. Tarapore and Kelly Rao took half in the identical occasion within the 1988 Video games.

Tarapore — in his third Olympics — and Cyrus Cama took half in the identical 470 class within the 1992 Barcelona Video games earlier than Malav Shroff and Sumeet Patel competed in 49er class skiff within the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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