Dr. Rohini Rau: An expert sailor

Dr. Rohini Rau, a competitive sailor, was presented with the ‘’Vocational Excellence Award’’ at a function organised by Rotary Club of Kilpauk in the city recently.

A doctor and a TED fellow, Rohini made history when she won her first and India’s first international gold medal at the Asian Sailing Championships held in 2004 . She has participated in eight world championships and numerous international events. She has won six international medals and 32 national medals including eight consecutive national titles in the laser radial class.

She was also the first Indian to win an international bronze medal in an olympic class event, The Izola Spring Cup, held in Slovenia in 2009. She is a panel member at the Bridges of Sports Foundation. She is a resident of R. A. Puram.