Gymnastics Federation of India announced the Indian team for the Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships. It is to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from June 19 to 22. The four men and four women senior gymnasts selected for the prestigious tournament after Sports Authority of India (SAI) agreed to GFI’s proposal of holding open trials at IG Stadium.
Men team comprises Rakesh Kumar Patra (rings and parallel bars), Yogeshwar Singh (floor and vault), Debating Dey (pommel horse) and Arik Dey (horizontal bar). Pranati Nayak (vault and beam), Shraddha Talekar (uneven bars), Pranati Das (beam) and Papiya Das (floor) are the women’s team players.
The Championships will be the International debut for Debang Dey in men’s category Papiya Das in women’s section category. This competition also is extremely important exposure to the Gymnasts prior to the 2019 World Championships. It is the qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.