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UP emerged victorious in men’s team category of Junior Artistic Gymnastics National Championships 2023-24

~ Maharashtra clinched Silver, while West Bengal bagged Bronze on the opening day of the championship ~

Bhubaneswar, 28 December 2023: The opening day of the Junior Artistic Gymnastics National Championships 2023-24 proved to be a spectacle of talent and skill in the men’s competition. Uttar Pradesh clinched Gold, Maharashtra secured Silver and West Bengal bagged Bronze in the men’s team category of the Junior National Championship at the Gymnastics Centre, Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.

Siddhartha Das, Director, Sports & Youth Services, Odisha graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the opening ceremony along with other dignitaries – Ashok Sahoo, General Secretary, Odisha Gymnastics Association, Narendra Kumar Sethi, Vice President, Odisha Gymnastics Association, Dhiren Panda, Vice President, Odisha Gymnastics Association and Ashok Mishra, Head Coach, Odisha AM/NS India Gymnastics High Performance Centre.

Uttar Pradesh posted an all-around score of 278.40, Maharashtra cumulated a total of 274.25 and West Bengal recorded 268.80 points to secure podium finishes in the men’s category. Odisha secured fourth place with a total of 267.00 points, while Delhi finished fifth with 253.95 points.

In the individual all-around ranking, Uttar Pradesh’s Pranav Mishra finished on top with a total of 71.55 points. He recorded 12.65 points on the Floor Exercise, 10.90 on Pommel Horse, 12.60 on Rings, 12.15 on Vault, 11.65 on Parallel Bars and 11.60 on Horizontal Bar.

Maharashtra’s Aaryan Davande finished in second position with a total of 70.15 points, recording 11.70 points on Floor Exercise, 10.95 on Pommel Horse, 11.70 on Rings, 13.05 on Vault, 11.25 on Parallel Bars and 11.50 on Horizontal Bar.

Odisha’s Alok Kumar finished in third position. He posted an all-around score of 68.90 on the back of Floor Exercise (11.75), Pommel Horse (10.60), Rings (11.80), Vault (12.35), Parallel Bars (11.05) and Horizontal Bar (11.35).

Here’s the top 8 all-around ranking

1. Pranav Mishra (Uttar Pradesh) – 71.55
2. Aaryan Davande (Maharashtra) – 70.15
3. Alok Kumar (Odisha) – 68.90
4. Jatin Kushwaha (Uttar Pradesh) – 68.80
5. Sarthak Rawool (Maharashtra) – 68.15
6. Soham Majumdar (West Bengal) – 68.05
7. Biru Chandra Rao (Odisha) – 67.40
8. Niladri Sarkar (West Bengal) – 67.00

Women’s teams will be in action on the second day of the Junior Artistic Gymnastics National Championships 2023-24.

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