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Who Is Neha Thakur, A Farmer's Daughter Who Bagged Silver In Sailing At Asian Games 2023?

On Tuesday, September 26, India bagged another medal when sailor Neha Thakur bagged silver in girl's dinghy ILCA-4 event

Indian silver medalist Neha Thakur
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India added another medal to the tally on Day 3 of the ongoing 2023 Asian Games in Huangzhou when young sailor Neha Thakur bagged silver in the girl's dinghy ILCA-4 event. Her medal opened India's medal count in the sport on Day 3 of the 19th Asian Games. (Medal Tally Schedule | Streaming | Full Coverage More Sports News)

So who is Neha Thakur?

Neha is a daughter of a farmer in Madhya Pradesh. She is a resident of Amlataj village, Hatpipalia Tehsil, Dewas district. In March last year, Neha Thakur and Ritika Dangi won a bronze medal and gold medal, respectively, in the Asian Sailing Championship in Abu Dhabi. Those podium finishes there had helped them qualify for the Asian Games.

A rising sailor from National Sailing School Bhopal, Neha finished with a total of 32 points but her net score of 27 helped her earn the second spot behind gold medallist Noppassorn Khunboonjan of Thailand.

The girl's dinghy ILCA-4 category consists of 11 races and Neha finished with 32 total points. Neha's worst race was the fifth one where she got five points to end with a net score of 27. 

The ILCA-4 is defined as a one-design dinghy class in the laser series and is a one-design class of sailboat.
(With PTI inputs)

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