New Delhi, April 8 -- : India's Nethra Kumanan on Thursday scripted history as she became the first woman sailor from the country to qualify for the Olympics.

"Nethra Kumanan secures a trailblazing qualification for @Tokyo2020, becoming 1st Indian woman sailor at the Olympic Games and the 1st Indian to qualify directly! Congratulations @nettienetty @YAIUpdates," Team India tweeted.

Last month, fencer Bhavani Devi had created history by becoming the first fencer from India to qualify for the Olympics.

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the governing body of the Olympic sport of Shooting in the country, on Sunday announced a 15-member Indian contingent for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

The Selection Committee after a meeting...