Pranati Nayak, the Asian Championships bronze-medallist in vault, earned a quota to compete at subsequent month’s Tokyo Olympics, the Worldwide Gymnastics Federation (FIG) formally introduced on Monday.
Pranati received a quota place via reallocation because the Asian Championships, scheduled to be held in Tokyo in Could, was cancelled as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’ve got received official affirmation from the Worldwide governing physique in gymnastics on Monday night that Pranati has been reallocated continental quota place to compete on the Olympics,” Pranati’s coach Lakhan Sharma instructed IANS from Kolkata.
On Could 1, IANS had reported that Pranati can be reallocated continental quota by the FIG to compete in Olympics on the idea of her efficiency within the 2019 Asian Championships as a number of Olympic qualification competitions had been cancelled or postponed as a result of pandemic.
The 26-year-old gymnast from Kolkata had gained bronze in vault on the 2019 Asian Championships held in Mongolia.
“Pranati was reallocated continental quota place as she had gained bronze within the 2019 Asian Championships. Competitions in 2020 had been disrupted by the pandemic,” added Sharma.
For the reason that quota is by identify (nominative), it could’t be modified.
In accordance with an official of Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI), because the Asian Championships scheduled to be held within the final week of Could in Tokyo was cancelled as a result of pandemic, the unused continental quotas had been reallocated to the eligible athlete from the Asian zone solely.
“For the reason that Asian Gymnastics Championships, which was an Olympic qualification occasion, was cancelled as a result of pandemic, the efficiency of 2019 Asian Championships held in Mongolia was taken under consideration for the quotas. As per guidelines, Sri Lanka’s Elpitiya Badalge, Dona Milka Gehani and Pranati got continental
quotas,” mentioned an official of the GFI.
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