NEW DELHI: 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 Whitehead of Australia who took silver.
The other Indian woman in contention, Pranati Nayak finished sixth with a score of 13.416.
Reddy is a former black belt and karate trainer. In 2005, Reddy won her first national medal which convinced her to take up the sport.