Rakesh Patra in Men’s Ring Apparatus category shines for India by qualifying for the finals with the overall score of 14.000 in the qualifications at Asian Gymnastics Championship in Thailand.
Indian Men Team comprises of Commonwealth & Asian Games medallist Ashish kumar, Abhijeet, Abhilek, Arik Dey & Rakesh Patra finished at creditable 7th place in Team standings.
Rakesh was the lone Indian men to qualify for finals by finishing at 6th place in Men’s Ring Apparatus with a overall score of 14.000 to book his seat for finals .
Other Indians in frame, Abhijeet & Abhilek finished at 12th & 13th position with overall score of 77.450 & 75.450 respectively in the qualifications of Men All Around.
Rakesh Patra becomes the third Indian to qualify for finals as Pranati Nayak & Aruna Reddy qualify for the finals yesterday in their respective categories .
Qualified Indians :
- Pranati Nayak : Women’s Vault & Balance Beam
- Aruna Reddy : Women’s Vault
- Rakesh Patra : Men’s Ring Apparatus
Dipa karmakar, who finished 4th in Vault category of Rio Olympics has not taken part in Asian Gymnastics Championship due to injury .