Hangzhou: Indian sailor Neha Thakur finished with a net score of 27 in the girl’s dinghy – ILCA4 event to finish second and win the silver medal at the Asian Games 2023.
The 17-year-old Neha won one and finished second in two of her 11 races in the event at Hangzhou. It is India’s first sailing medal this edition and a fourth silver overall in the 19th Asian Games.
Neha is from Amaltaj village in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas and is a famrmer;s daughter. She finished 6th place at the 2022 World Championships.
Neha is a two-time Asian Games medalist, winning silver in 2018 and 2022. She was also 4th place at the 2021 World Championships.
Neha won a bronze medal in the Asia Sailing Championship in Abu Dhabi last year.
Congratulating Neha, Union Earth Sciences Minister Kiren Rijiju Xed, “Great performance by Neha Thakur who represented India in the Girl’s Dinghy – ILCA 4 category.”
“Hearty congratulations on winning the SILVER MEDAL at the #AsianGames2022. A good beginning as this is India’s 1st medal in Sailing! #Cheer4India #JeetegaBharat,” he added