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Odia gymnast selected for World Artistic Gymnastics Championships-2017

Bhubaneswar:25/09/2017

 Odia gymnast Rakesh Kumar Patra has been selected in a four-member Indian team for the upcoming World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2017 scheduled to begin from October 2 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Rakesh, posted in Indian Navy as a Petty Officer, will head for Montreal for the international competition tomorrow. “I am preparing for the world championships. Although, there was an issue over trainer, it has been resolved. I consider the world championships as the commonwealth games so that I could judge my level. Accordingly, I could make a blueprint for the upcoming commonwealth games,” said Rakesh. He added, “I will participate in two Individual Event categories in the competition. I hope to deliver my best performance”.  Rakesh, who hails from Hadagadia Sahi in Puri district, has made Odisha proud with a number of achievements in field of gymnastics. He has bagged 11 international medals that included four gold and three silver and four bronze medals.

EDITOR : Bijoy Ketan Mishra
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