Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta And Palembang, Day 13: India clinched three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event and Harshita Tomar claiming bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 at the 18th Asian Games here today. Also Read - Asian Para Games 2018: India's Medal Tally Swells As K Jennitha, Parul Parmar Bag Golds, Deepa Clinches Second Bronze
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The 20-year-old Varsha and 27-year-old Sweta combined to produce a total score of 40 after 15 races to finish second at the Indonesia National Sailing Centre here. Also Read - Asian Games 2018: Bronze Medallist Wrestler Divya Kakran Lashes Out at CM Arvind Kejriwal, Says Government Didn't Support When it Was Needed | WATCH
16-year-old Harshita totalled 62 after race 12 to finish third.
“It is a great feeling to win a medal for the country. I can’t explain it. It has been a great learning experience for me,” Harshita, a former swimmer, said after winning the medal.
Govind Bairagi finished fourth in the Open Laser 4.7, while Nethra Kumanan finished fifth place in Laser Radial Sailing event.
(WIT PTI INPUTS)