Putting up a dismal show, world cup medallist gymnast Aruna Reddy failed to qualify for the final round but a 'lucky' Pranati Nayak made the cut in vault event of the women's artistic gymnastics in the Commonwealth Games on Friday. Pranati Das also qualified for final of all-round events. Nayak finished eighth in the vault qualification round while Das was 18th in the all-round qualifying event.
At the end of the four sub-division competitions in the vault, Nayak actually finished ninth but she made it to the final round of eight gymnasts as the top-three spots were occupied by Canadians. Under rules, only two from a country can qualify for the final round.
Reddy, who had scripted history by winning a bronze at the Gymnastics World Cup in February, finished 11th in the qualification and has been placed as the second reserve for the final round.
A reserve player gets a chance to play if a competitor pulls out.
Reddy has also been placed as the first reserve for the all-round event final.
Eight gymnasts will compete in the vault final round on Sunday while 18 will vie for the podium in the all-round event tomorrow. In the women's team event, India - comprising Nayak, Das and Reddy -- finished seventh out of eight countries.
Yesterday, in men's events, Rakesh Patra qualified for the rings final to be held on Sunday while Yogeshwar Singh made it to the all-round final to be held tomorrow.