Gymnast Aruna Reddy to join South Central Railway

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2018 13:57 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], March 6 (ANI): Gymnast Buddha Aruna Reddy, who brought laurels to the country by winning a historic bronze medal in the Gymnastics World Cup, has been offered a job by South Central Railway (SCR).

Hyderabad-born Aruna has been given employment in SCR in the Group C category, a statement from SCR read.

Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, SCR, expressed confidence that the gymnast would continue to dazzle with her performance and would bring glory to Indian Railways and the nation.

Aruna left an inedible mark in the annals of Indian sports history by winning a bronze medal in the women's vault event of Gymnastic World Cup on February 28.

The 22-year-old finished third with an average score of 13.699 following her two attempts in the women's vault event. Slovenia's Tjasa Kysslef picked gold with a score of 13.800 and Emily White ahead of Australia took home silver after her best score of 13.699.

Aruna, who is also a part of the Indian gymnastics contingent, which will participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April, won her first National medal in 2005.

Subsequently, she made a 14th-place finish in the qualification round of the vault apparatus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games before finishing at the ninth spot at the Asian Games same year. (ANI)