India clinched three medals, one silver and two bronze, in the Sailing events at the Asian Games 2018. 16-year-old Harshita Tomar won the bronze medal for her country in the Open laser 4.7 Sailing event with a score of 74 points. While Muhammad Fauzi of Malaysia claimed the top-podium finish with a total of 25 points, Chinese sailor Jianxiong Wang settled for silver with 66 points.
In 49er Sailing event, the Indian pair of Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar bagged the silver medal in the Women’s category with a total of 44 points. Singapore’s Min Kimberly and Rui Qi Cecilia bagged a gold medal with 15 points, the Thailand pair of Nichpa Waiwai and Kamonchanok Klahan finished at the third spot as they got 46 points.
Varun Thakkar and Ganapathy Chengappa settled for the bronze medal in the Men’s category of 49er Sailing event with a final point count of 53The Japanese pair of Shingen Furuya and Shinji Hachiyama finished on the top of the podium with a total of 49 points followed by Bonjin Chae and Dongwook Kim of South Korea with a score of 50.5 points.