Vishnu Saravanan Becomes 1st Indian Sailor To Qualify 2024 Paris Olympics
Vishnu Saravanan, a talented 24-year-old sailor from India, has made history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for back-to-back Olympics in sailing.
He achieved this remarkable feat at the ILCA-7 World Championship, where he competed against 152 sailors and finished 26th. This success has earned him a spot in the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.
Hailing from Mumbai and serving as a Subedar in the Army Yachting Node, Vishnu has shown exceptional skill and dedication in his sport.
His performance at the World Championship was outstanding, as he managed to outperform top sailors from Asian countries.
Vishnu has also outperformed previous gold medalists from Singapore and other medalists from Hong Kong and Thailand.
The way this competition works is quite interesting. Each sailor participates in several races and gets points based on their performance. In the end, the sailor with the least points wins.
Vishnu scored a total of 174 points throughout the championship. However, in sailing competitions, the worst score of a sailor is often removed from their total points.
For Vishnu, this meant subtracting his lowest score of 49, leaving him with a final score of 125.
Vishnu’s journey in sailing has been impressive. Before this achievement, he had already made a mark by winning a bronze medal at the Under-21 World Championships in 2019.
His continuous progress and dedication to sailing have not only brought him personal success but also put Indian sailing in the spotlight on the international stage.
His qualification for the Paris Olympics is a proud moment for Indian sports. You can analyze the growing strength and capability of Indian athletes in global competitions.
Vishnu’s journey from being a national champion to now representing India at the Olympics is an inspiration for many aspiring athletes in the country. His story is a testament to hard work, passion, and the pursuit of excellence.