Odisha AM/NS India HPC Gymnast Pranati Nayak Bags Bronze At Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Odisha AM/NS India HPC gymnast Pranati Nayak won the bronze medal in womenโ€™s vault at the FIH Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus World Cup in Cairo on Saturday.

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Fellow Indian Dipa Karmakar, making her return to international-level events after five years, finished at the fifth spot.

Pranati, who got 13.166 to qualify for the vault final in seventh position, scored 13.430 and 13.800 in her two attempts to register an overall 13.620 in the final and ensure a podium finish. An Chang-Ok (14.230) of the Democratic People’s Republic Korea clinched the gold medal while Bulgarian gymnast Valentina Georgieva bagged silver, also with 13.620.

The Cairo tournament is the opening leg of a four Apparatus World Cup 2024 series, which will act as qualifying events for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The other three legs of the series will be held in Cottbus, Germany (February 22 to 25), Baku, Azerbaijan (March 7 to 10) and Doha, Qatar (April 17 to 20).

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