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Gymnast Ashish continues his golden run

other Updated: Feb 21, 2011 00:11 IST

Asian Games bronze medallist Ashish Kumar won the gold in the ring event while Jharkhand's Partho Mandal snapped the yellow metal in the Pommel Horse competitions of the 34th National Games' gymnastics event at the Khelgaon here on Sunday.

Kumar topped the ring event with 13.825 points, pipping Andhra Pradesh's Rajshekhar Reddy (13.6) to secure his second gold medal of the ongoing games. Yesterday Kumar won the all round individual gold medal.

Rakesh Patra of the SSCB settled for the bronze in the ring event. Kumar, however, fell behind Mandal in the Pommel Horse. Mandal got the gold with a score of 13.475 as against Kumar's 12.575 points.

Raja Roy of SSCB (12.225) won the bronze in this event.

Dipa Kamakar, who also won the girls all round individual gold medal on Saturday, snatched the yellow metal in the balanced beam scoring 13.7 points while West Bengal's Debjani Samanta (11.225 points) finished second to get the silver.

Andhra Pradesh's B Aruna Reddy got the bronze in the event. Seven more gold medals are up for grabs on the last and final day of the gymnastics competition.

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Indian star rider Ch Rameshori Devi continued to dominate the cycling competition completing a hattrick of gold medals at the National Games on Sunday.

Her third gold came in the the 3km team pursuit when she along with K Suchitra Devi, Th Helen Devi and Y Sunita Devi had an effort of 4:04.234 to earn Manipur the title.

The star Manipur rider also has a silver medal in the Games.

Kerala quartet of Rejani V, Mahitha Mohan, Deepa Chandran and Kezia Verghese stood second, while Punjab bagged the bronze.

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