The rising Indian sailor Neha Thakur recently sealed a Silver medal in the girl’s dinghy ILCA-4 event to open the country’s medal count in the sport on day 3 of the Asian Games in Ningbo (China) on Tuesday.
Neha from National Sailing School Bhopal, finished with a total of 32 points. However, her net score of 27 helped her earn the second spot behind gold medallist Noppassorn Khunboonjan of Thailand.
Singapore’s Kiera Marie Carlyle settled for a bronze with a net score of 28.
In sailing, the competitor’s worst score from all the races is subtracted from the total points to determine the net score. The one with the lowest net score is determined as the winner.
Notably, the girl’s dinghy ILCA-4 category consists of 11 races and Neha finished with 32 total points. Neha’s fifth one marked as the worst race when she got five points to end with a net score of 27.
The ILCA-4 is defined as a one-design dinghy class in the laser series and is a one-design class of sailboat.
Meanwhile, India also tallied third gold medal in the Asian Games. The Equestrian team topped the podium in the dressage event. Anush Agarwalla, Hriday Chheda, Divyakriti Singh, Sudipti Hajela and their respective horses combined to score 209.205 and landed India its first gold in the sport after 41 years.