Asian championships bronze medallist gymnast Pranati Nayak’s below-par performance denied her a podium finish in the vault final of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Monday.
A medal was well within Pranati’s reach as she had qualified in the third position with a score of 13.275. She managed 12.699 to finish fifth in the final, whereas Australian Georgia Godwin took the gold medal with 13.233.
Pranati lost a bit of balance while landing in her first vault and scored 13.633, including difficulty of 5.200, an execution of 8.966, and a penalty of -0.1.
Pranati’s second vault, a handspring performance, pulled her score down. Her landing was not up to the mark and she lost her balance to go off the cushion to get a score of 11.766, including a difficulty of 4.200, an execution of 7.866, and a penalty of -0.3.
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