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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.

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