Commonwealth Games: India's Artistic Gymnast Ashish Kumar Disappoints

Ashish Kumar was looking good for the Commonwelath Games bronze after his first attempt with a Vault 1 score of 14.333. However, the 23-year-old ran and jumped on Vault 2 but fell flat for which he earned no points.

Updated: August 01, 2014 20:01 IST
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A file photo of Indian gymnast Ashish Kumar in action during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Glasgow: India's artistic gymnast Ashish Kumar had a disappointing finish at the Commonwealth Games as he ended eighth and last in the men's vault final here Friday.

Canada's Scott Morgan won the gold with an average score of 14.733, England's Kristian Thomas took home the silver with 14.499 while Singapore's Wah Toon Hoe clinched the bronze with 14.195 at the SSE Hydro.

Ashish, however, had the lowest average score of 7.166.

The Indian was looking good for the bronze after his first attempt with a Vault 1 score of 14.333. However, the 23-year-old ran and jumped on Vault 2 but fell flat for which he earned no points.

The Allahabad born is the first Indian to win medals in the discipline at the Commonwealth Games when he clinched the men's floor bronze and the men's vault silver four years ago in New Delhi.

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