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Khelo: Bavleen strikes gold for J&K in gymnastics

68   //    09 Jan 2019, 23:10 IST

Pune, Jan 9 (PTI) Gymnast Bavleen Kaur gave Jammu and Kashmir their first medal of the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 with gold in the women's Under-17 all-round rhythmic gymnastics 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 Ribbon and Hoop performances that proved to be decisive as she earned scores of 12.05 and 11.95, respectively, a media release 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 gymnastics category.

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

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

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