Ashish creates history with bronze in gymnastics



Guangzhou: Ashish Kumar scripted history on November 16 when he became the first Indian gymnast to clinch an Asian Games medal by securing a bronze in the men’s floor event of the artistic gymnastics here.

Kumar clinched the bronze with an aggregate of 14.92 behind gold medalists Chenglong Zhang of China and South Korean Soo Myun Kim, who finished at an identical score line of 15.40.

In the first round, Kumar scored 6.30 points while in the final round, the Indian managed to accumulate 8.62 to finish third in the event.

Kumar had finished a disappointing 23rd in a 24-participant field in the final of the men’s individual all-round artistic gymnastics competition on November 15 at the Town Gymnasium.


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