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Updated on: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 04:51 PM IST

India's only sailing Olympian Nethra Kumanan wins gold in Spain event

24-year-old Nethra Kumanan wins gold at Gran Canaria Sailing Championships
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Nethra Kumanan | Photo: SAI media

Nethra Kumanan | Photo: SAI media

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Tokyo Olympian Nethra Kumanan has won gold in the laser radial event of the Gran Canaria Sailing Championships, one of the European regional open events, in Spain.

The 24-year-old Kumanan finished first in three of the six races to collect 10 Net points in the ILCA 6 event at Gran Canaria last week.

Beneyto Lancho and Martina Reino Cacho -- both of Spain -- were second and third, respectively.

Sports Authority of India congratulated Kumanan on the win.

"Sailor @nettienetty clinched Gold in the Laser Radial at Gran Canaria Sailing Championships (European Regional Open Event)," the SAI said in a tweet.

"She won 3 races & finished 3rd and 4th in rest two races. The competition had 20 participants from 3 countries including 3 Olympians." Kumanan had finished 35th out of 44 competitors in the Laser Radial class in her debut Olympics in Tokyo earlier this year.

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Published on: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 04:51 PM IST
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