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Paris 2024 Olympics: Vishnu Saravanan Secures India's First Sailing Quota

Vishnu Saravanan booked India’s first quota in sailing for the Paris 2024 Olympics after an impressive performance at the ILCA 7 Men's World Championship 2024 in Adelaide (Australia).

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 28.03.2024
Vishnu Saravanan (Image Credit: The Quint)

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Vishnu Saravanan booked India’s first quota in sailing for the Paris 2024 Olympics after an impressive performance at the ILCA 7 Men's World Championship 2024 in Adelaide (Australia).


It was the one-person dinghy event at the ILCA 7 Men's World Championship 2024 at the Adelaide Sailing Club, where Vishnu Saravanan finished in the 26th position with 125 net points over six days.

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Meanwhile, the ILCA 7 Men's World Championship 2024 is a qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympics for seven countries’ quotas, which earlier failed to qualify for the upcoming Summer Olympics. These seven nations are India, Guatemala, Montenegro, Chile, Denmark, Turkey, and Sweden.

Sailor Vishnu Saravanan secured India’s Paris 2024 Olympics quota  

Vishnu Saravanan (Image Credit: The Indian Express)
Vishnu Saravanan (Image Credit: The Indian Express)


In the eligibility quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympics, Saravanan managed the fifth position at the ILCA 7 Men's World Championship 2024 to book India’s first sailing ticket for the upcoming Summer Olympics.


Meanwhile, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have the final authority to decide the national representatives at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Who is Vishnu Saravanan?  

The Laser U21 World Championships 2019 bronze medal winner, Vishnu Saravanan, is currently the 32nd-ranked sailor (December 2023) in the ILCA 7 Men's event. His best rank was 16.   


At the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou (China), Saravanan won the bronze medal in the men’s dinghy ILCA7 sailing event.


Vishnu Saravanan also represented India at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where he finished in 20th place in the men’s laser category. 

 

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