Vishnu Saravanan bags bronze as Indian sailors finish with three medals

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 India’s Vishnu Saravanan bagged the bronze medal in the men’s dinghy ILCA7 sailing event at the Asian Games 2023 here on Wednesday.

Saravanan’s compatriot and Tokyo Olympian Nethra Kumanan had to settle for fourth place in women’s dinghy ILCA6.

Saravanan won the bronze by netting 34 points from 11 races, while Singapore’s Lo Jun Han Ryan clinched gold in men’s dinghy with 26 net points. The silver was bagged by the Republic of Korea’s Ha Jeemin, who tallied one point less than Vishnu. Lower scores are better in sailing.

In the women’s dinghy ILCA6, Nethra finished just outside the medal positions with 41 net points from her series of 11 races. Malaysia’s Binti Mohamad Latif Nur Shazrin (25), Hong Kong China’s Norton Stephanie Louise (37) and Singapore’s Chan Jing Hua Victoria (38) clinched the three podiums.

Saravanan’s bronze means India concluded their sailing campaign at Hangzhou 2023 with three medals. Neha Thakur, silver in girls’ dinghy ILCA4, and Eabad Ali, bronze in men’s windsurfer RS:X event, had medalled at the Ningbo Xiangshan Sailing Centre on Tuesday.

In the other event standings which were finalised on Wednesday, Chitresh Tatha came seventh in men’s kite with 77 net points while Jerome Kumar Savarimuthu, in men’s windsurfing iQFoil, came in 7th among nine competitors with 96 net points.

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