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News : One Spot, Three Candidates And Selection Dilemma

With just few days to go for the Asian Games to start in Jakarta, India’s Yachting team is still unsure about their sailors and haven’t yet finalised the candidates to participate in the mega event. The Yachting Federation of India wants the country’s top three pairs to travel to Jakarta a fortnight before next month’s Asian Games begin not as a part of their preparation, but to engage in a battle with each other in a last-ditch attempt to determine the team for women’s 49er FX category. The YAI is acting on a July 19 order of the Delhi High Court, which stepped in to end the long-standing impasse following a petition filed by sailor Varsha Gautham. The 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist alleged arbitrariness in the selection process, claiming that she and her crew member Sweta Shervegar deserved to be selected ahead of Ekta Yadav and Shaila, the federation’s original choice.

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  • Released : 27-Jul-2018

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