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Asian Games: India sailors win one silver and 2 bronze

18th Asian Games

Jakarta: India bagged three medals in sailing at the 18th Asian Games on Friday, where Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar won silver in the 49er FX Women’s event and Harshita Tomar claimed bronze in the Open Laser 4.7.

Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda also won bronze with a total of 53 points after race 15 in the 49er men’s event.

The 20-year-old Varsha and 27-year-old Sweta combined to produce a total score of 40 after 15 races to finish second at the Indonesia National Sailing Centre here.

The gold went to Singapore’s Min Kimberly Lim and Rui Qi Cecilia Low with 44 total points and 14 net points while the bronze went to Thailand’s Nichpa Waiwai and Kamonchanok Klahan. The Thailand duo scored 46 total points and 42 net points.

In the Open Laser 4.7 category, 16-year old Harshita scored a total 62 points and 50 net points to finish third.

Govind Bairagi finished fourth in the Open Laser 4.7, while Nethra Kumanan finished fifth place in Laser Radial Sailing event.

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