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Tokyo Olympics: Nethra Kumanan first Indian girl sailor to qualify
April 7, 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Nethra Kumanan on Wednesday turned the primary Indian girl sailor to qualify for the Olympics after she was assured of a top-place end within the laser radial occasion of the Asian Qualifiers in Oman.
The 23-year-old Kumanan has a 21-point benefit over her nearest rival, who additionally occurs to be an Indian — Ramya Saravanan — within the Laser Radial Class occasion with one race to go on Thursday.
The Chennai-based Kumanan at present has 18 factors whereas Saravanan has 39 on the penultimate day of competitions in Mussanah Open Championship, which is a joint Asian and African Olympic qualifying occasion.
In crusing, the athlete who has the least factors wins the competitors.
The ultimate race on Thursday is a 20 pointer and Kumanan has already sealed it with one spherical to go. Laser Radial is a singlehanded boat, which signifies that it’s sailed by just one particular person.
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“Sure, Kumanan has certified for the Tokyo Olympics with one race to go on the ultimate day on Thursday,” Asian Crusing Federation President Malav Shroff advised PTI.
“The ultimate race is a 20 pointer however the level hole along with her nearest Asian rival, additionally an Indian, is greater than 20,” stated Shroff who himself represented India in Olympic crusing occasion within the 2004 Athens Video games.
Dutchwoman Emma Charlotte Jeanne Savelon are at present in second spot, above Saravanan, with only a three-point distinction with Kumanan however she is nowhere within the scene for Olympics qualification from this occasion as that is an Asian Qualifier.
“Nethra certified for the Olympics right now, with a giant lead in factors; nevertheless the occasion goes to complete formally tomorrow, after the final race known as Medal Race,” her Hungarian coach Tamas Eszes stated.
“…the results of Medal Race won’t change the truth that she managed to get one of many (Olympic quota) spot (out of two),” he added.
Tokyo Olympics: Nethra Kumanan turns into first Indian girl sailor to qualify for Olympics
Kumanan would be the tenth Indian to qualify for a crusing occasion within the Olympics, however all the sooner 9 have been male athletes.
Nachhatar Singh Johal (2008), Shroff and Sumeet Patel (2004), F Tarapore and Cyrus Cama (1992), Kelly Rao (1988), Dhruv Bhandari (1984), Soli Contractor and A A Basith (1972).