Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2018: Dipa Karmakar Qualifies for Vault Final, Aruna Reddy’s Campaign Ends Due to Knee Injury
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Cottbus, November 23: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar qualified for the Vault Finals, but B. Aruna Reddy suffered a knee injury to end her campaign in disappointment at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus, Germany. Dipa, who had an injury-marred campaign at the Asian Games, scored 14.100 to finish 6th out of 16 gymnasts in qualification. However, Aruna, who had won a bronze medal in the women's individual vault event at the Melbourne World Cup, hurt her knee during the first vault and was ruled out of the competition. “Aruna was going to perform a higher difficulty vault. In warm up, she was confident, but unfortunately during the competition, her landing was little early and it hurt her knee. So she didn't perform the second vault. She is going for MRI today,” said Riyaz Ahmed Bhati, Vice-President of Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI).

Among Indian men gymnasts, Rakesh Patra scored 14.000 points on the Rings and finished at the 14th place out of 29 gymnasts, while Ashish couldn't produce his best, signing off at the 24th spot out of 37 gymnasts with a score of 13.200. The second day of the competition will see Dipa on Beam, Rakesh on Parallel Bars and Ashish on Vault. Dipa Karmakar Fails To Impress At Asian Games 2018; After Gymnastics Artistic Team Finals Pull Out, Ace Indian Gymnast Disappoints in Balance Beam Finals Too.

The Cottbus event is part of an eight-event qualifying system for the 2020 Olympics under which the gymnasts will make the cut based on the their top three scores.