Gymnast Pranati Nayak qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Kiren Rijiju congratulate Pranati for her achievement
New Delhi: Pranati Nayak, the 26-year-old from West Bengal, is set the to compete at the Tokyo Olympics after qualifying through the Asian Continental Quota. She will represent India in Artistic Gymnastics.
The Bronze medalist at the Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championships in 2019, Pranati Nayak, became eligible to compete from the Asian Continental zone following the cancellation of the senior Asian championships, scheduled to be held from May 29 in Hangzhou (China), due to the coronavirus pandemic situation.
“I was very disappointed when I couldn’t achieve the qualifying score during the 2019 World Championship and with the pandemic cancelling all events, I never imagined that I’ll be able to realize this dream of going to the Olympics” Pranati said.
Union Minister of State for youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju tweeted “I congratulate gymnast Pranati Nayak for qualifying for Tokyo Olympics. She is the only Indian gymnast to have qualified by earning at the Asian Continental quota and will represent India in Artistic Gymnastics. Will provide all possible support”