CWG Gymnastics: Aruna Reddy carries India’s hopes

India is expected to do well in individual apparatus events during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Aruna Reddy, who won a bronze medal in the World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, recently, is expected to be in the medals bracket in women's vault in Gold Coast.   -  Nagara Gopal

 

Ashish Kumar is India’s most successful performer in the Commonwealth Games. In the 2010 Delhi edition, he stunned everyone by claiming a silver in vault and a bronze in floor exercises, thereby becoming the first ever Indian gymnast to win a medal in the Commonwealth Games.

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Four years later, Dipa Karmakar bagged a bronze in vault to become the first Indian woman to win a medal in gymnastics at the Games.

Total medals: 3 (1 silver, 2 bronze)

2010 Delhi: 1 silver (men’s artistic gymnastics – vault) and 1 bronze (floor)

2014 Glasgow: 1 bronze (women’s artistic gymnastics – vault)

In the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, India has chances of winning medals in individual apparatus events. B. Aruna Reddy, who recently became the first Indian to claim a medal in the World Cup, is expected to be in the medals bracket in women’s vault.

Among men, Rakesh Patra, who is the best gymnast in the country in Roman rings, is another strong medal prospect. The experienced Ashish Kumar also provides some hope.

G. Meghana Reddy holds some promise in rhythmic gymnastics.