Netra Kumanan became the first ever Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the laser radial event at the Mussanah Open Championship, which is an Asian Olympic qualifying event.
She achieved this by topping the laser radial competition of the Asian qualifiers in Oman.
Kumanan will be the 10th Indian to qualify for a sailing event in the Olympics,but all the other nine had been male atheletes.
India will now compete in four sailing event in an Olympics for the first time after Vishnu Saravanan qualified for the Tokyo Games in Laser STD Class today .
Vishnu finished second in the Asian Qualifier event in Oman. Later in the day, the count went up to three events as KC Ganapathy-Varun Thakkar earned their spot in the 49er class event.
Source: All India Radio