Asian Games: Pranati Nayak finishes eighth in vault final

It was a dismal end to Pranati's campaign. File photo: PTI

Hangzhou: Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak signed off with a dismal eighth-place finish in the women's vault final at the Asian Games here on Thursday.

The 28-year-old from West Bengal, a two-time bronze medallist at the Asian Championships, came up with a score of 12.350 after her two vaults.

North Korea's Changok An and Sonhyang Kim won the gold and silver medals respectively, while China's Linmin Yu claimed the bronze.

The only Indian gymnast at the Games, Pranati faltered with her landing and received a penalty to score 12.100 in the first vault.

In the second vault, she showed better execution to produced an improved 12.600 but it was not good enough to keep her in medal contention.

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