SRM Institute of Science and Technology's Vadapalani campus, third year Mechanical student Ms. Nethra Kumanan has become the first Indian woman to participate in the Olympics, Tokyo 2020. She represented India in sailing.
She qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by coming first at the Laser Radial event in the Mussanah Open Championship, a joint Asian and African Olympic qualifying event.
As an engineering student of SRM, she has represented the country at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
She became the first Indian woman to win a World Cup medal in sailing when she clinched a bronze medal at 2020 Sailing World Cup in Miami, USA. She has become the first Indian woman sailor to represent the country at the Olympics. This 23-year-old professional sailor is a resident of Chennai and has made her Institution proud. She trains in the Canary Islands, Spain.