Pranati Nayak, India’s lone artistic gymnast at the Asian Games, qualified for the vault final with a score of 12.866 in the qualification round. She finished 22nd in the all-around event with a total score of 44.232. Nayak, who had won a bronze medal in the vault event at the Asian Championships in 2019, performed two vaults in the qualification round.
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Pranati undershot the landing on her first vault, a Tsukahara back straight 360 with a single spin, and her execution resulted in a small opening of the feet before her flight, which resulted in a score in the 12.8 area even though she typically scores 13+ on the Tsuk-360 at World Cups. Her second vault, a forward handspring 360 turn tuck front salto, was executed incorrectly with merely a tuck, once again with the feet opening during flight, and a hop on landing.
Nayak, who hails from West Bengal, had secured a berth for the Asian Games after the withdrawal of the top two Indian gymnasts, Dipa Karmakar and Aruna Budda Reddy. She had also represented India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she finished eighth, to qualify for the vault final.
In the all-around event, Nayak had a shaky start as she scored only 10.300 on the uneven bars, which was her lowest score of the day. She improved her performance on the balance beam, where she scored 11.233, and the floor exercise, where she scored 9.833. However, her scores were not enough to challenge the top contenders from China, Japan, and South Korea, who dominated the event.