Pranati Nayak bags bronze in Asian Artistic Gymnastics

By Piyush

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India’s Pranati Nayak has triumphed a bronze medal in the vault section of the 9th Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Doha, Qatar.

This is Pranati’s second medal in the Asian Championships, making her the only Indian to triumph 2 medals in the Continental Championships.

Pranati, 27-year-old, who took part in last year’s Tokyo Olympics, continued to influence as she came up with scores of 13.400 and 13.367 in the first and second vault respectively.

She finished with an overall score of 13.367 at Doha.

With this score, Pranati concluded behind South Korea’s Yeo Seo-Jeong (14.084) and Shoko Miyata (13.884) of Japan, who clinched gold and silver, respectively.

Ashish Kumar had secured a bronze medal in the floor exercise in 2006 in Surat whilst Dipa Karmakar, who ended 4th in the Rio Olympic Games, asserted a bronze in 2015 in Hiroshima, Japan, making it 4 medals in all in the Asian Championships.

With this, Pranati also qualified for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to be conducted in Liverpool, UK, in October-November this year.

India have sent an eight-member squad – 4 men and 4 women – to compete in the 9th Asian championships.

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