Tokyo Olympics- Vishnu, Ganapathi-Varun pair also qualified for Tokyo Olympics: Apart from Vishnu Saravanan, Ganpati Chengappa and Varun Thakkar pair qualified for the Olympics through the Asian qualifiers in Oman to add a new chapter in the history of Indian sports It was successful because it will happen for the first time while the four cellars of the country will take part in the Games to be held in Tokyo.
On Wednesday, Netra Kumman became the first Indian woman cellar to qualify for the Tokyo Games. He qualified in the laser radial event through the Musanah Open Championship. The competition was an Asian Olympic qualifying tournament.
India will compete in the Olympics for the first time in three events.
Till now, India has competed in only one Olympic event, but on four occasions, two of its cellars have managed to make it to the Games Mahakumbh.
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“Yes, history has been created,” Captain Jitendra Dixit, Joint Secretary of Yachting Association of India told PTI. Four Indian cellars have qualified for three Olympic events. This is the maximum number of qualifying cellar as well as the competition. ”
He said, “Netra qualified on Wednesday and today Vishnu and then the pair of Ganapati and Varun qualified.”
On Thursday, Saravanan Laser became the first Indian to qualify in the standard class. He defeated Thailand’s Kirati Bualong to win the Olympic quota while finishing second overall. Saravanan had 53 points while Bualong had 57 points. Singapore’s Ryan Lo Jun Han topped the table with 31 points.
Later, Chengappa and Thakkar duo managed to make it to the Tokyo Games, topping the points table in the 49er ER. Both of them won bronze at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
Two players pair in the Sailing’s 49 ER class event while the Laser class is the singles event.
In the laser class event, two sailors can make it to the Tokyo Olympics, while a team in the 49er class can qualify.
Saravanan, who finished third till Wednesday, clinched the Olympic quota by winning the medal race on Thursday with a second place overall. He scored 53 points.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “I congratulate Vishnu Saravanan who qualified in the Laser Standard Class Sailing event of Tokyo Olympics through the Musanah Championship. Our players are making a mark in all sports. ”
Dixit said, “By Wednesday, Vishnu was in third place after Thailand’s cellar, though both had the same number of points.” Today, Vishnu finished first in the medal race and therefore topped the Cellar of Thailand in the points table. ”
Dixit said, “In the laser class, two sailors made it to the Olympics and Vishnu finished second. Singapore’s seller was far ahead of Vishnu and hence Vishnu could not beat him (from the top position). ”
Netra Ledger finished sixth in the radial class medal table on Thursday but still managed to make it to the Olympics with 30 points overall.
Emma Savelon of the Netherlands topped the overall table with 29 points despite finishing fourth in the medal race on Thursday.
Earlier on four occasions, two Indian cellars have qualified for the Olympics but they did so in the same competition. India will participate in more than one event in Tokyo.
The pair of Farooq Tarapore and Dhruv Bhandari competed in the 470 class in 1970 while Tarapore and Kaili Rao competed in the same event in the 1988 Games.
Tarapore participated in this event with Cyrus Cama at his third Olympics in Barcelona in 1992. Manav Shroff and Sumit Patel competed in the 49 ER class skiffs at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
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