Press Esc to close
Thursday 02 October 2014
News updated at 5:57 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.9°C
Min : 20.7°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Bangalore boy Vir tops in Malaysia

New Delhi, Jan 27, 2013, DHNS:

Bangalore boy Vir Menon won the gold on Sunday in the Laser 4.7 class at the 10th KFC International Regatta in Langkawi, Malaysia.

The Malaysian sailing competition is among the prestigious and challenging regattas in the world. 

The class ten student at the Inventure Academy, who started sailing at the Hesaraghatta Lake as an eight-year-old, graduated to the Laser 4.7 in October 2011.
In January 2012, when not yet 14-years-old, he won the gold in the NSSR in Mumbai and later represented India at the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he qualified in the Gold Fleet, the first Indian to do so.


In May last year, he won the silver at the KFC Open Selangor (Malaysia), just a few points behind the current Asian champion.

Most recently, Vir won gold at the 2012 Laser Nationals in all three categories - Overall Boys, under-18 and under-16.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Nokia India Sales Marketing Director Raghuvesh Swarup launches the new Nokia Lumia ...

Nokia India Sales Marketing Director Raghuvesh Swarup launches the new Nokia Lumia ...

India's Mary Kom is lifted by her coach after she won the gold in women's flyweight boxing ...

India's Mary Kom is lifted by her coach after she won the gold in women's flyweight boxing ...

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen attends the Durga Puja celebrations in Mumbai ...

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen attends the Durga Puja celebrations in Mumbai ...

A huge statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Bengaluru a day before its inauguration ...

A huge statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Bengaluru a day before its inauguration ...

Silver medal winner India's Tintu Luka poses at the podium during the medal ceremony ...

Silver medal winner India's Tintu Luka poses at the podium during the medal ceremony ...

Boxer Mary Kom kisses shares a moment with her kid after winning the gold medal ...

Boxer Mary Kom kisses shares a moment with her kid after winning the gold medal ...

Damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided near Gorakhpur ...

Damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided near Gorakhpur ...

India's boxer Sarita cries at the podium after refusing to accept the bronze medal ...

India's boxer Sarita cries at the podium after refusing to accept the bronze medal ...

People look at the damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided ...

People look at the damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided ...

Indian tennis legend and global ambassador of the sport, Vijay Amritraj addressing during ...

Indian tennis legend and global ambassador of the sport, Vijay Amritraj addressing during ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523