India wins three medals in sailing at Asian Games

The 20-year-old Varsha and 27-year-old Sweta combined to produce a total score of 40 after 15 races to finish second.

Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India pocketed three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event and Harshita Tomar bagging bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday.

Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda won bronze with a total of 53 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.

16-year-old Harshita totalled 62 after race 12 to finish third.

“It is a great feeling to win a medal for the country. I can’t explain it. It has been a great learning experience for me,” Harshita, a former swimmer, said after winning the medal.

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