Telangana Sailors continued their winning spree at the Mysore Nationals at the Krishnaraja Sagara Dam A total of 12 medals were won, the highest by any state at the Junior National ranking regatta.
Telugu super news,Hyderabad, August 16, 2023:Telangana Sailors continued their winning spree at the Mysore Nationals at the Krishnaraja Sagara Dam A total of 12 medals were won, the highest by any state at the Junior National ranking regatta.
Deekshita Komaravelly trounced the opposition and finished overall 3rd across genders in a 39 sailor fleet and had it not been for a few disastrous mistakes she would have finished in 2nd position. She is now the National Girls Champion and India’s No.1 in the under 15 Optimist Class, a feat three girls before her from Telangana have accomplished. Preethi Kongara, Jhansi Laveti, and Ravali Parandi
Needless to say that she cornered to Gold Medal for Girls with a huge margin of 45 points and the second girl Samriddhi Batham from Bhopal was in 10th position.
Lahiri Komaravelly her sister grabbed the bronze and both sisters from Udbhav School are better positioned in the National ranking with the Junior National looming in Bombay in October both are gunning for a ranking of 1 and 2 with a few more years to go for the younger Lahiri.
In the 420 Mixed and Open Classes , the Monsoon Regatta Champions skipper Dharani Laveti and crew Mallesh Vadla won 9 straight races out of 11 leaving no doubts in anybody’s mind as to who rules the International 420 Class in India. Fellow Telanganites Thanuja Kameshwar and Shravan were able to clinch only one win and a string of 2nd positions and clinched the silver. Both sailors also won the Gold and silver in the Open Class
Banny Bongur, Daniel Rajkumar and Mohammad Rizwan also of Telangana have also moved up in their ranking at the Mysore Nationals giving Telangana an edge at the forthcoming Junior Nationals and surely a great chance at the Sports Ministry-funded Internationals to ensue thereafter.
“Despite being a landlocked state and only a small lake to practice in Telangana has so far produced more than 150 medals across years and this year in specific has been very promising in the International 420 Class and the Optimist Classes”, said a proud Mr.Dadi Bhote, President of the Telangana Sailing Association.
“We are making great progress as a power to reckon with in Sailing with one girl , Preethi Kongara selected by the Federation for the Asian Games and many in the pipeline heading to be part of the National Squad”, said Suheim Sheikh, President and Chief Coach of the YCH Sports Foundation based out of Hyderabad.
Final Points Tally
Under 15 Sub Juniors Girls
Deekshita Komaravelly Telangana 42 Points
Samriddhi Batham Madhya Pradesh 87 Points
Lahiri Komaravelly Telangana 95 Points
Juniors Mixed and Open
Dharani Laveti and Mallesh Vadla Telangana 9 Points
Thanuja Kameshwar and Sravan Kathravath 18 Points
Pushkar Tembhre and Manish Sharma 23 Points