Indian women gymnasts begin well

India's Pranati Nayak, Pranati Das and Aruna Reddy dished out impressive performances as gymnasts began their campaign in the Commonwealth Games on a positive note.

Vault specialist Nayak and Aruna did well, scoring 13.300 and 13.200 respectively and were ranked first and second on vault after Sub Division 1.

There are four Sub Divisions in women's event after which the qualifiers are decided for vault finals.

In all around, Das emerged with the highest score among the Indians followed by Aruna and Nayak.

Aruna, a bronze medallist at the World Championship, said, "It was a good experience. We trained a lot for the competition and now it is a good opportunity for us to improve for coming competitions."

On her performance on the vault, she said, "I am disappointed. I was supposed to do it much better, but in the execution, I went out of the line two times."

Asked about her chances of qualifying in the vault, Nayak said, "I tried my best, and we will see."

On Thursday, India, led by Ashish Kumar, finished ninth and last in the gymnastics men's team event.

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