Aruna Budda Reddy became the first Indian gymnast to clinch an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne by securing bronze in the women’s vault. Reddy, 22, scored 13.649 to finish behind gold medallist Tjasa Kysslef of Slovania and Emily of Australia who took silver. The other Indian woman in contention, Pranati Nayak finished sixth with a score of 13.416.
Aruna will also contest in the final round of the floor event on Sunday. In other events, Rakesh Patra finished fourth in the men’s rings event. He is still in the fray for the final round of the parallel bars.
Indian Gymnastics was put on the map when Ashish Kumar gave the country its first-ever medal by winning a bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Then six years later at the 2016 Rio Olympics, And Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian gymnast to qualify for Olympics in 52 years, where she narrolky missed out on a bronze medal