Netra Kumman made history in Oman on Wednesday and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. 23-year-old Netra has now become the first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Olympics. He achieved this feat by topping the laser radial event of the Asian qualifier in Oman. She had a 21 point lead over her nearest rival and compatriot Ramya Saravanan in the Laser Radial Class event. One last race of this competition will be held on Thursday.
Netra of Chennai currently has 18 points in the Musanah Open Championship and Netra has 39 points which is a joint Asian and African Olympic qualifying event. The player who has the fewest points in rowing wins the competition. The final race to be held on Thursday is 20 points and Netra secured her top spot around in advance.
Explain that a laser radial is a 'singlehanded boat' in which the driver drives the boat alone.
"Yes, Netra has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, a race for the last day," Malav Sharaf, president of the Asian Sailing Federation, told PTI.
Shroff himself has represented India in the rowing event at the 2004 Athens Olympics, saying, "The final race will be 20 points but there is a difference of more than 20 points between their nearest Asian rivals." He is also an Indian.
The first Indian woman to qualify for the rowing event at the Olympics
Hungarian coach Tomas Esses of Netra said, 'Netra qualified for the Olympics today, leading by a big margin, although officially the competition will end tomorrow after the final race, which is called the' medal race '. There will be no change from the result of the medal race as it has achieved one of the two Olympic quota. '
Netra would thus be the first Indian woman and 10th Indian to qualify for the rowing event at the Olympics before all nine of her sailors were men.
Achieved straight quota by staying on top in the qualifier
Nachhatar Singh Johal (2008), Shroff and Sumit Patel (2004), F Tarapore and Cyrus Cama (1992), Kelly Rao (1988), Dhruv Bhandari (1984), Soli Contractor and AA Basit (1972) earlier in the Olympics in sailing. There are Indians who qualify for.
Shroff said that Netra is the only Indian to top the qualifier so far, having won the quota directly, while earlier nine Olympic sailors had achieved the quota when the places were not filled. "Netra is the first Indian (male or female) to qualify directly by securing a quota place in the qualifier," said Shroff.
He also said that two other Indians are also in the race for the Tokyo Olympic qualification on the last day on Thursday. One of them is Ganapathi Chengappa, who leads the 49th class in the table.