Olympics 2021 Sailing LIVE updates: KC Ganapathy, Varun Thakkar in men's 49ers Live score, updates & commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 28, 2021 11:01 IST

KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar in action for India.


11:01 (IST)28 JUL 2021

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10:58 (IST)28 JUL 2021

That's all we have for you from the Men's Skiff 49er Race 4, as the Indian pair have found it hard to move up the ranks. However, it is only their debut at the Olympics, and we've got 8 more races to look forward to. 

10:55 (IST)28 JUL 2021

India's result from Race 4

10:40 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Vishnu and Ganapathy finish Race 4 in 19th position. 

The Indian pair took 3 minutes and 25 seconds more than the race leader, and they've got an uphill task in front of them as they look to finish within the Top 10 at the end of 12 races. 

10:21 (IST)28 JUL 2021

At Mark 2, the youngsters manage to cling on to 18th, and they've fallen off by 2 minutes and 10 seconds behind the Great Britain pair.

10:21 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Ganapathy and Varun don't make the greatest of beginnings to Race 4, they are in 18th place at Mark 1, a minute and 22 seconds behind race leaders Great Britain.

09:58 (IST)28 JUL 2021

We're only a few minutes away from Race 4 of the Men's Skill 49ers event! Stick around for all the live updates. 

09:55 (IST)28 JUL 2021

India's performance at the Men's Skiff 49ers so far - 

Race 1: 18th
Race 2: 18th
Race 3: 17th

09:53 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Ganapathy and Varun have finished Race 3 in 17th place. 

The Indian pair benefitting from Canada's William Jones/Evan Depaul being disqualified, while South Africa's Benjamin Daniel and Alex Burger  finished in last place. 

09:51 (IST)28 JUL 2021

The young pair has now climbed up one position to place 18th at Mark 3, about 1 minute and 33 seconds behind the leader. 

09:49 (IST)28 JUL 2021

A rather poor start at Mark 1, the Indian pair have fallen down to plumb last in 19th place. No improvement at Mark 2 either, a lot of ground to catch up for Ganapathy and Varun as they battle hard but are in 19th place at Mark 2.  

09:48 (IST)28 JUL 2021

We're back for Race 3 of the Men's Skiff 49ers event!

09:15 (IST)28 JUL 2021

That's it from Race 2 of the Men's skiff, join us in a little bit from now as Race 3 gets underway in Tokyo! Goodbye for now. 

09:14 (IST)28 JUL 2021

India's performances in the Men's Skiff - 49ers so far:

Race 1 - 18th place
Race 2 - 18th place

09:14 (IST)28 JUL 2021

So not the best of results for the young Indian pair, but with the standard of competition that they have to battle, these first two races will act as a major learning curve for the duo. However, with 10 more races to go before the medal race, Ganapathy and Varun have a chance of entering the Top 10 with some strong performances in the races to come. 

09:10 (IST)28 JUL 2021

The Indian pair's results at the end of Race 2

09:09 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Ganapathy and Varun fall down the pecking order yet again to 18th, with South Africa and Ireland making some major gains.

09:08 (IST)28 JUL 2021

A slight improvement for the young pair at Mark 2, placed in 16th as they trail the race leaders by 1 minute and 11 seconds. 

09:07 (IST)28 JUL 2021

At Mark 1, the Indian pair were in 18th position, 55 seconds behind leaders Spain.

09:06 (IST)28 JUL 2021

The pairs in the 49ers event will need to go to 3 marks, following which they will have a small turn to the finish line. With a very competitive field a major obstacle, the young Indian pair will be eager to stamp their authority on the contest. 

09:04 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Hello folks, and welcome to Sportskeeda's coverage of the Men's Skiff - 49er Race 2!

India's pair of KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar will be in action in this event, with the young duo looking to improve on their 18th place finish in Race 1 that was held earlier yesterday.  A total of 19 countries are taking part in this event, with Spain, New Zealand and Australia favourites for the medals. 
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