Vishnu Saravanan

Vishnu Saravanan

Full NameVishnu Saravanan


RoleLaser Standard


Vishnu Saravanan is an Indian sailor born on 24th February 1999. He hails from Mumbai, Maharashtra. Vishnu represents India internationally in the Laser Standard and Radical events.

Vishnu Saravanan - Early Life, Family & Background

Vishnu Saravanan was born to Major Ramachandran Saravanan and his wife. His father is a retired army man and sailor himself who couldn’t pursue sailing professionally. Vishnu’s sister, Ramya, is also a professional sailor.

Vishnu was introduced to sailing by his father, Major Ramachandran. He decided to try his hands at the sport and later fell in love with it which led him to pursue sailing seriously. Vishnu wanted to fulfill his father’s dream of winning medals for India in sailing. In 2015, at the age of 17, he was selected to the Madras Engineers Group Boys Sports Company as a cadet.

In 2017, Vishnu joined the Indian Army as Naib Subedar. Indian Army played a vital role in supporting his career. As of April 2021, he’s pursuing graduation in a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com).

Vishnu Saravanan Biography

Under the tutelage of father-cum-coach, Major Ramachandran, Vishnu Saravanan began to take a leap in his sailing career. He won his first national medal by triumphing Gold in Optimist at the Optimist Coastal National Championship in 2011. That year, in May, Vishnu participated in the Laser Coastal National Championship and finished 7th.

In 2012, Vishnu won his first international medal by clinching Bronze in Optimist at the LIPR Regatta. The following year, Vishnu clinched the Silver medal at the National Inland Optimist Championship in Pune. Three years later, in 2016, he bagged the Gold medal in Laser Radical category at the YAI Youth Nationals in Chennai. A year later, Vishnu emerged as a Gold medalist in Laser Standard at the YAI National Championship.

Vishnu has three Gold medals (2014, 2016, and 2017) in Laser Radical at the India International Regatta. In 2018, he triumphed the Gold medal while representing the Indian Army at the YAI Senior National Championship.

Vishnu Saravanan Achievements

Vishnu Saravanan made his international debut in 2010 at the IODA Asian Championship, where he finished 74th in the Optimist category. That year, he participated in the IODA World Championship and finished 191st

In 2012, Vishnu participated at the Asian Sailing Championship in the Optimist category and finished 6th. In 2016, he bagged the Silver in Laser Radical category at the ASAF Youth Regatta in Hong Kong. The following year, Vishnu clinched the Silver medal in the same category at the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup in Krishnapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, followed by his participation at the Laser Standard (Gold) World Championship in Belgium, where he finished 57th.

In June 2018, Vishnu competed at the Asian Sailing Championship in Jakarta and finished 12th in the Laser Standard category. A month later, he made his appearance at the Laser Standard World Championship in Poland, where he finished 61st.

In 2019, Vishnu bagged the Bronze medal in Laser Standard at the U-21 European Championship in Dziwnow, Poland. That year, in October, he won another Bronze medal in Laser Standard at the ILCA U-21 World Championship in Croatia.

In April 2021, Vishnu qualified for his debut Olympics in sailing at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by securing the Silver medal in Laser Standard at the Mussanah Open Championship in Oman. Mussanah Open Championship is one of the 4 Asian Qualification tournaments for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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