Once fierce rivals, Thakkar and Ganapthy on Friday joined forces to clinch a bronze medal in 49er event after finishing third with 43 net points.
They were disqualified in the penultimate race (14th) but held their nerves to win the final race.
Varun and Ganapathy endured a roller coaster ride to finish with bronze in the men’s 48er sailing event. Both Varun and Ganapathy were hopeful of Gold medal, their chances got brighter as sailor legend Jonas Warrer started coaching them.
The gold was won by Japan’s Furuya Shingen and Hachiyama Shinji while chae Bonjin and Kim Dongwook of Korea clinched the Silver. Ganapathy felt his camaraderie with Varun was one of the key factors behind them doing well. The duo dedicated this medal to their friendship.
Congratulations to the duo for winning the medal