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Asian Games Sailing: Neha Thakur wins silver; Eabad Ali picks bronze

Sailor Neha Thakur is India's first individual silver medallist at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Overall, it was India's fourth silver at the event. Neha finished second behind gold medallist Noppassorn Khunboonjan.

Asian Games Sailing: Neha Thakur wins silver; Eabad Ali picks bronze

Sailor Neha Thakur won India's first individual silver medal at the 19th Asian Games on Tuesday. 


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 26 Sep 2023 11:36 AM GMT

Sailor Neha Thakur, 17, won a silver medal in the Girl’s Dinghy ILCA4 event with a net total of 27 points in 11 races at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on Tuesday.

Neha is the first Indian athlete to win a silver medal in an individual event at the Asiad. Overall, this was the fourth silver medal for India.

The women's 10m air rifle team of Ashi Chouksey, Mehuli Ghosh, and Ramita Jindal opened India's account with silver on the opening day. Rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh won the second silver medal for India in Men's lightweight double sculls. Rowing Men's Coxed eight won the third silver medal for India on Sunday.

Sailor Eabad Ali settled for a bronze medal in the Men’s Windsurfer RS:X with a net score of 34.

Neha finished second behind Thailand’s Noppassorn Khunboonjan, who won the gold medal, while Singapore’s Keira Marie Carlyle took bronze.

In the Men’s Windsurfer RS:X event, Eabad finished third behind gold medallist Cho Wonwoo of South Korea and silver medallist Natthaphong Phonopparat.

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