Vishnu Saravanan finishes 23rd in Race 8; Occupies 23rd spot overall with two races to go

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 29, 2021 11:46 IST

Vishnu Saravanan finished 27th (Race 7) and 23rd (Race 8) in today's Men's Laser Radial sailing.


11:46 (IST)29 JUL 2021

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11:44 (IST)29 JUL 2021

That then brings us to the end of what's been a rather underwhelming set of results for Vishnu in the Men's Laser Radial Race 7 and Race 8. Two finishes in the 20s for the youngster, and with two races to go before the medal race, Vishnu faces a race against time to finish in the Top 15, which would be a fantastic result overall!

Only the Top 10 sailors qualify for the medal race, and although Vishnu is all but out of contention, he could pick up some valuable experience from the last two races.

11:38 (IST)29 JUL 2021

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
Race 7 - 27th
Race 8 - 23rd

11:37 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Vishnu's Race 8 breakdown

11:37 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Vishnu lost 4 places to come in 24th at Mark 5, but he also gained one position to finish Race 8 in 23rd position. 

Not the best of results for the young Indian sailor, who showed a lot of promise with his 12th place finish yesterday. However, not a lot is lost, and with more races to come, Vishnu still has a good chance of finishing in the Top 20 overall!

11:15 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Vishnu drops down by one position, he's 20th at Mark 4 - 1 minute and 56 seconds behind leader Wearn. 

11:06 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Great news coming in for Indian fans! Vishnu climbs into the Top 20 for the first time today, he's in 19th place at Mark 3!

10:54 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Vishnu gains one position to place 22nd at Mark 2, and there's a good chance he can look to enter the Top 20, with only 3 seconds the difference between him and 20th placed Juan Maegli. 

10:50 (IST)29 JUL 2021

23rd place for Vishnu as he rounds Mark 1, 46 seconds behind race leader Matt Wearn. 

10:32 (IST)29 JUL 2021

We're now live with Race 8 of the Men's Laser Radial event! 

10:00 (IST)29 JUL 2021

This is what we've got for you from Race 7 of the Men's Laser Radial event! Join us a little later today when Vishnu will be in action in Race 8 of the event. Goodbye for now!

09:57 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Vishnu's Race 7 results

09:56 (IST)29 JUL 2021

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
Race 7 - 27th

Overall, Vishnu is ranked 22nd among the fleet, and the Indian youngster will hope to finish within the Top 15 in what is considered a real tough field to compete in.

09:55 (IST)29 JUL 2021

India's Vishnu Saravanan finishes Race 6 in 27th position. 

The youngster dropped down two places at Mark 5, and eventually, he finished the race 2 minutes and 46 seconds behind Matt Wearn. 

09:48 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Good improvement for Vishnu! The young Indian sailor climbs up to take 25th place at Mark 4, and a strong finish could help his quest of entering the Top 20 in this race. 

09:28 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Vishnu gains one position to take 28th place at Mark 3. A lot of work to be done by the youngster, who seems to be a little off colour today when compared to his previous races.

09:26 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Race leader Matt Wearn from Australia has now reached Mark 3 with a time of 29 minutes and 51 seconds to his name.  

09:19 (IST)29 JUL 2021

No change in position for the young Indian sailor at Mark 2, Vishnu in 29th place as we head towards Mark 3. 

09:18 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Vishnu doesn't make the greatest of starts to Race 7, he's in 29th place at Mark 1, 58 seconds behind the race leader. 

09:15 (IST)29 JUL 2021

We're underway in Race 7 of the Men's Laser Radial, and Cyprus' Pavlos Contides has shot into the lead, followed by Australia's Matt Wearn and USA's Charlie Buckingham. 

08:37 (IST)29 JUL 2021

Hello all, welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the Men's Laser Radial Race 7, where India's Vishnu Saravanan will be in action. 

The young Indian sailor registered his best finish - 12th place - in Race 6 that was held two days ago, and a good performance in Race 7 and 8 today could push his chances of finishing in the Top 15. "

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