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Vishnu Sarvanan finishes 12th, registers India's best finish in Tokyo Olympics sailing events so far

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 27, 2021 14:27 IST

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Join us in less than 48 hours from now as we bring you all the coverage from those two races on Thursday! Until then, this is Prasen Moudgal signing off, hope you've all had a good time following the event! 

Stick around to Sportskeeda for all the news, live updates and commentary from Tokyo Olympics 2020 right here!

14:26 (IST)27 JUL 2021

That's it from Race 6 of the Men's Laser Radial event, where Vishnu Saravanan put up quite a spirited show to stave off some serious competition and finish 12th. The youngster will again be in action on July 29th in Race 7 and Race 8, the former commencing at 8.45 AM IST. 

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Vishnu Saravanan's results in the Men's Laser Radial event so far -

Race 1 - 14th
Race 2 - 20th
Race 3 - 24th
Race 4 - 23rd
Race 5 - 22nd
Race 6 - 12th

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The 12th place finish means Vishnu is in 22nd place overall, and a few more excellent results in the last few races could give him a chance to make it into the Top 15. 

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VIshnu Saravanan's Race 6 break down

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Vishnu Saravanan crossed the 5th mark in 12th place and retains the position to finish Race 6 in 12th too!

What a stunning effort this has been from the youngster, who was at one point even within the Top 10 (8th at Mark 3), weathering off competition from some veterans and experienced sailors in the fleet!

14:14 (IST)27 JUL 2021

Meanwhile, we also had the Indian pair of KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar in action today in the Men's Skiff - 49er category Race 1. 

The duo started off very strong and were 7th at Mark 1, 6th at Mark 2, before they dropped down 9 places to 15th at the third mark. They hold on to 15th for the succeeding two marks, but could only finish Race 1 in 18th, one place above last-ranked Canada. 

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This is something special from Vishnu! He's crossed Mark 3 in 8th position!

Some race Vishnu's having, absolutely cruising through the field in his quest to find a spot within the Top 10!

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Cyprus' Pavlos Kontides has stolen the lead at Mark 3, with a timing of 35 minutes and 9 seconds to his name. Following him are Australia's Matt Wearn and New Zealand's Sam Meech. 

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A slight dip for Vishnu at Mark 2, the youngster in 16th place after dropping 5 places. 

However, importantly, his overall rank has improved by one place to 25th, and a consistent show in this race could proper his chances of ending in the Top 20. 

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What a start for Vishnu! The Indian sailor is in 11th place at Mark 1! 

A brilliant start to Race 6 for Vishnu, he took only 27 seconds after the race leader reached Mark 1 to get to the landmark. 

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Race 6 will follow the same process as the previous 5, with sailors needing to reach 4 separate marks before turning towards the finish line.

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India's own Vishnu Saravanan is taking part in this competition, and currently, he's in 26th place overall. 

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Hello folks, and welcome to Sportskeeda's coverage of Race 6 of the Men's Laser Radial competition!

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We shall bring to you all the live action from that race as and when it begins. Thank you for joining the action. We shall be back soon. Goodbye for now. 

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Race 6 of Men's One Person Dinghy Laser has been delayed according to the Olympics' official website. 

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Vishnu Saravanan's Race 5 breakdown

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Not quite, but it's a positive result nonetheless as Vishnu Saravanan gets across the finish line in 22nd place!

The young Indian sailor takes 4 minutes and 23 seconds longer than the race leader, but he can be mighty impressed to have finished before France's Jean Baptiste who won Race 1 of this Men's Laser Radial competition.

11:14 (IST)27 JUL 2021

It's now only a matter of a few seconds before he sails his way past the finish line! A chance for Vishnu to gain a position?

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We're at Mark 5, and Vishnu is in 22nd place, 3 minutes and 49 seconds behind Wearn. 

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Vishnu maintains his 22nd place at Mark 4, and he's 2 minutes and 34 seconds behind race leader Matt Wearn. 

Can the youngster crank up the speed and push for a sub-20 finish? That's what we are all hoping to see!

11:07 (IST)27 JUL 2021

Woah! Vishnu Saravanan has jumped 7 places and is now in 22nd place after Mark 3! That's some tremendous improvement from the youngster, and he now has a good shot at finishing within the Top 20!

11:02 (IST)27 JUL 2021

Change in leadership at the top as Matt Wearn gets the lead while rounding Mark 3, with a time of 40 minutes and 33 seconds. 

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A one-place drop in position for Vishnu, as he rounds Mark 2 in 29th place. 

He's 1 minute and 38 seconds off the leader's pace, and the youngster will need to gather some pace to challenge for the top positions.

10:57 (IST)27 JUL 2021

Not the greatest of starts for Vishnu, who finds himself in 28th place at Mark 1. Estonia's Martin-Karl in the lead, followed by Great Britain's Elliot Hanson and Australia's Matt Wearn.

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Read what the Indian sailor thinks about the mental aspect of sailing and who he considers as his role model when it comes to keeping "cool". 

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In the race 6 of the women's individual laser radial, Nethra Kumanan is 37th (overall 33rd). 

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Vishnu Sarvana finished 14th in Race 1, and in Race 2, the Indian sailor finished 20th. In the third Race, Vishnu lost a few places to end in 24th place, while he bettered his position in the next race to end in 23rd position.

10:47 (IST)27 JUL 2021

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Men's Laser Radial Races. 

India's Vishnu Saravanan and Nethra Kumanan are in action. 
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