Incheon, South Korea: Young Indian women sailors Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan occupied third place after eight rounds in the 29er class competition despite being disqualified in the seventh race in the Asian Games sailing competition here on Friday. (Day 7 Highlights | Medals Tally)
The Indian duo, who led a small bunch of six teams after six races on Friday, finished third in the seventh race but were disqualified later to pick up seven penalty points after one of the competing teams, Malaysia, protested against one of their maneuvers and it was upheld by the race organisers at Wangsan Sailing Marina.
But a third-place finish in the eighth race put them on third with four more rounds to go into the competition. "The protest against us by Malaysia was upheld after we finished third in the seventh race," team manager Commander K D Singh told PTI.