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India – Aruna Reddy creates history to win bronze at Gymnastics World Cup

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Reddy scored 13.649
  2. Reddy is a former black belt and Karate trainer
  3. In 2005, Reddy won her first National medal which convinced her to take up the sport

(Image credit: Indian Gymnastics Twitter page)(Image credit: Indian Gymnastics Twitter page)

NEW DELHI: Aruna Budda Reddy became the first Indian gymnast to clinch an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne by securing bronze in the women’s vault. Reddy, 22, scored 13.649 to finish behind gold medallist Tjasa Kysslef of Slovania and Emily Whitehead of Australia who took silver. The other Indian woman in contention, Pranati Nayak finished sixth with a score of 13.416.

Reddy is a former black belt and Karate trainer. In 2005, Reddy won her first National medal which convinced her to take up the sport. Reddy finished 14th at the qualification round of the Vault apparatus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and went one up with a ninth-place finish at the Asian Games. Also, at the 2017 Asian Championships, Aruna finished on 6th position on Vault.

Indian gymnastics was put on the map when Ashish Kumar gave the country its first-ever gymnastics medal by winning a bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Then six years later at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian gymnast to qualify for Olympics in 52 years, where she narrolky missed out on a bronze medal.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/aruna-reddy-creates-history-to-win-bronze-at-gymnastics-world-cup/articleshow/63056177.cms

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Comment (1)

  1. K SHESHU BABU

    The victory of the gymnast is commendable. Aruna Reddy is the first one to win at Gymnastics World Cup. Congrats

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