Gymnast Patra qualifies for Parallel Bars Finals at World Cup

The Indian scores 13.250 to be among the top eight to qualify for the final.

Representative Image: The Parallel Bar Finals will take place on Sunday. Photo: AP

Rakesh Kumar Patra, the Indian gymnast, has qualified for the Parallel Bars Finals at the FIG World Cup in Koper, Slovenia.

Patra was placed eighth with a score of 13.250. The top eight qualify for the Finals where they have to perform again for deciding the medals.

The FIG World Cup in Koper is third of the seven World Challenge Cup Series for 2019.

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The World Challenge Cup events are major FIG events with a broader participation and open to all countries. At each event, the gymnasts have the opportunity to win prize money and World Challenge Cup points which will count towards the World Challenge Cup Ranking List for each apparatus.

The Parallel Bar Finals will take place on Sunday.

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