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Khelo: Bavleen strikes gold for J&K in gymnastics

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Gymnast Bavleen Kaur gave Jammu and Kashmir their first medal of 2019 with gold in the women's Under-17 all-round rhythmic event Wednesday.

Bavleen saw off a challenge from Maharashtra's Shreya Bhangale and Krisha Chheda, finishing on a total of 43.40.

It was her and Hoop performances that proved to be decisive as she earned scores of 12.05 and 11.95, respectively, a said Wednesday.

Bavleen will now compete in the individual apparatus events that take place Thursday and will look to assert her dominance in the rhythmic category.

Meanwhile, made the most of home support and added to their medal tally in

Shreya Bhangale and Krisha Chheda took silver and bronze behind Bavleen with scores of 39.70 and 37.25, respectively.

have now won four medals in gymnastics with twin sisters Siddhi and Riddhi Hattekar winning medals in the Under-17 artistic gymnastics category Tuesday.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 23:05 IST