Indian Sailors KC Ganapathy, Varun Thakkar struggle to gain places on Day 2

Tokyo Olympics Sailing: The Indian sailors are placed 18th among the 19 competing pairs in the men's 49er after four rounds of qualification.

Debangshu Biswas
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Indian sailors KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar continued their struggle at the Tokyo Olympics. They are representing India at the men's 49er (two-person skiff boat) event on Wednesday. 19 teams are competing at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour to qualify for the medal event. However, the Indian duo continues to occupy the 18th spot in the overall standings after four rounds of qualifying races.

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Indian sailors finished 18th after the opening race out of the three rounds. However, the duo couldn't climb up the rankings as they finished 17th and 19th respectively in the other two rounds. They have accumulated a total of 72 points in the four races so far.

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The 2017 world champion pair of Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell of Great Britain lead the standings with 15 total points. While Spain's Diego Botin and Iago Lopez Marra are a close second with 13 points to their name. Most importantly, the top 10 after 12 qualifying races will make it to the medal round at Tokyo 2020.

The Indian duo will now have to put up a decent performance in the upcoming rounds to make their way up to the medal events.

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