Jharkhand, UP men get gold medals in gymnastics

Asian Games bronze medallist Ashish Kumar won the gold in the ring event while Jharkhand`s Partho Mandal snapped the yellow metal in the Pommel Horse competitions of the 34th National Games` gymnastics event at the Khelgaon.

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2011, 16:20 PM IST

Ranchi: Asian Games bronze medallist Ashish
Kumar won the gold in the ring event while Jharkhand`s Partho
Mandal snapped the yellow metal in the Pommel Horse
competitions of the 34th National Games` gymnastics event at
the Khelgaon here on Sunday.

Kumar topped the ring event with 13.825 points, pipping
Andhra Pradesh`s Rajshekhar Reddy (13.6) to secure his second
gold medal of the ongoing games. Yesterday Kumar won the all
round individual gold medal.

Rakesh Patra of the SSCB settled for the bronze in the
ring event.

Kumar, however, fell behind Mandal in the Pommel Horse.
Mandal got the gold with a score of 13.475 as against Kumar`s
12.575 points.

Raja Roy of SSCB (12.225) won the bronze in this event.

Dipa Kamakar, who also won the girls all round individual
gold medal yesterday, snatched the yellow metal in the
balanced beam scoring 13.7 points while West Bengal`s Debjani
Samanta (11.225 points) finished second to get the silver.

Andhra Pradesh`s B Aruna Reddy got the bronze in the
event. Seven more gold medals are up for grabs on the last and
final day of the gymnastics competition.

PTI