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Gymnasts Mohammed Rafey, Prathista claim first gold in KIYG 2019

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Uttar Pradesh's and West Bengal's Prathista Samanta became the first gold medal winners of 2019, emerging victorious in the men's and women's under-17 all-round artistic gymnastics events respectively here Tuesday.

were dominant in the men's category with gymnasts Rafey and grabbing gold and silver with scores of 68.25 and 67.50 respectively.

Delhi's clinched the bronze medal with an all-round score of 66.90. Tushar had won the bronze medal at last year.

Pratishta staved off a challenge from Maharashtra's twin sisters and to emerge on top in the women's under-17 competition.

It was her vault that helped to keep her nose ahead of the Aurangabad twins. She scored 13.00 on the vault to compensate for the uneven bars score of 7.10.

The results:

Men's under-17 all-around: 1. (Uttar Pradesh) 68.25 (floor 11.90, pommel horse 9.75, roman rings 11.05, vault 12.40, parallel bars 11.30, horizontal bar 11.85); 2. (Uttar Pradesh) 67.50; 3. (Delhi) 66.90.

Women's under-17 all-around: 1. Pratishta Samanta (West Bengal) 42.05 (vault 13.00, uneven bars 7.10, beam 11.30, floor 10.65); 2. Hatekar (Maharashtra) 40.85, 3. (Maharashtra) 40.45.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:10 IST