A ‘creative’ gymnast

The 22-year-old from Hyderabad scripted history recently, becoming the first-ever gymnast from India to win a medal in a World Cup when she clinched the bronze in the vault event in Melbourne. She is now gunning for bigger glory in the coming Commonwealth Games.

Published : Mar 24, 2018 15:27 IST

 Aruna Reddy
Aruna Reddy

Aruna Reddy

How do you unwind?

I try to stay focused, without thinking too much.

One thing that people do not know about you?

Well, the kind of tough journey we had to go through before reaching this level. My entire family has been through tough times.

One event where you would love to perform?

It should be the Olympics, without any doubt — whenever and wherever I get a chance. That is the ultimate.

Sporting idol

My fellow gymnast and Rio star Dipa Karmakar.

Favourite movie


Favourite song

Nothing specific.

Favourite destination

Frankly, there has been no time to think on those lines as yet.

Biggest off-field accomplishment

I only think of gymnastics and nothing else.

Favourite book

Any light reading, and that too, of late, thanks to my sister (Pavani).

Secret talent

Art work. Many of my friends love my ‘creativity’ — I decorate with art paper — when we have these small get-togethers.

Secret crush


Prankster in the team from whom you would keep away

Fortunately, none so far (with a big smile).


READ: Aruna Reddy clinches bronze at gymnastics World Cup

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