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Aruna Reddy becomes first Indian to clinch medal at Gymnastics World Cup

Aruna registered a score of 13.369 points to finish behind Tjasa Kysslef of Slovenia and Emily Whitehead of Australia who finished with gold and silver, respectively.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 24, 2018 17:17 IST ]
Image Source : TWITTER Aruna Reddy during the Gymnastics World Cup

Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the first Indian to clinch a medal at the gymnastics World Cup when she took bronze in the women's vault event on Saturday at Melbourne.

Aruna registered a score of 13.369 points to finish behind Tjasa Kysslef of Slovenia and Emily Whitehead of Australia who finished with gold and silver, respectively.

Kysslef had a score of 13.800, while Whitehead registered 13.699 in the finals. 

Pranati Nayak, the second Indian in the fray, finished sixth with an aggregate score of 13.416 after two attempts.

Reddy is a former black belt and Karate trainer and it was when she won a national medal in 2005 which inspired her to take up the sport. Reddy had finished 14th in the qualification round of the Vault apparatus at the 2014 CWG and managed to go one up with a ninth-place finish at the Asian Games. Reddy secured the 6th position at the 2017 Asian Championships on the Vault.

(With IANS Inputs)

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