Dharani and crew VadlaMallesh are well on their way to a gold medal with just three races to go

Telugu super news,Hyderabad, July 21 2023:Dharani Laveti now a student of St.Francis College joined the Yacht Club of Hyderabad as part of the Nanhi Kali program of Naandi Foundation eight years ago despite being elder has always lived under the shadow of her younger sister JhansipriyaLaveti who won the Nationals and traveled 5 countries representing India.

Dharani has in the past got only a bronze in the 470 Nationals and has never won any significant National Championship and equally rarely a podium position. 

2023 is a turn of hard work and luck and Dharani and crew VadlaMallesh are well on their way to a gold medal with just three races to go and a significant 4-point difference with her closest rivals Naincy Rai and Anorak Shende 

VadlaMallesh who hails from Vanaparthy joined the Yacht Club of Hyderabad at 11 years was selected to join the Navy Boy Sports Company at INS Mandovi has just graduated and returned to Hyderabad to be paired with Dharani in the under-19 International 420 Class of boat.

With a hatrick of wins yesterday and two more wins today the duo looks like no force on earth will stop them from clinching gold.

Naincy and Aniraj of Madhya Pradesh had to make do with a string of second positions while local girl RavaliParandi and crew Shravan Kathravath were gunning for the bronze today with a second finish and cruising to a first in the second race when she collapsed with a ligament tear in her left shoulder leaving her with searing pain and had to be taken to the hospital leaving her and crew in tears. A sad way to have a hard-earned bronze snatched away from you.

In the under 15 Optimist Class Ekalavya of NSS Madhya Pradesh left no stone unturned in staying well entrenched at the top of the leaderboard while Ajay Gajji of NBSC Goa sailed brilliantly with two wins and a second and pipped Sharanya Yadav also of NBSC Goa to third position. Ajay was also an erstwhile student of the YCH.

DeekshitaKomaravelly of Telangana continues to rule the under-15 girls while Shagun Jha of NSS has closed the gap a bit making the gold a wee uncomfortable but still far from being lost. Shagun seems set for Silver. 

A lot is still at stake in the next three races across the next two days with three races still to be sailed but at this stage, the Gold medals look significantly secure in the hands of Dharani &Mallesh and Ekalavya and Deekshita.

Leaderboard at the end of Day 4 Monsoon Regatta 2023

Under 19 International Class 

  1. Dharani Laveti and Mallesh   &VadlaMallesh Telangana               10 points
  2. Nancy Rai &AnirajSendhav                               Madhya Pradesh 14 Points
  3. Vidyanshi Mishra & Manish Sharma         Madhya Pradesh            27 Points

Under 15 Optimist Class Boys 

  1. Eklavya Batham       Madhya Pradesh  12 Points
  2. Ajay Gajji                  NBSC  Goa           23 Points
  3. Sharanya Yadav       NBSC Goa            24 Points

Under 15 Optimist Class Girls 

  1. DeekshitaKomaravelly Telangana                 40 Points
  2. Shagun Jha                    Madhya Pradesh     47 Points
  3. Shreya Krishna              Tamilnadu               107 Points

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