Bhubaneswar: Pranati Nayak, the shining star of gymnastics, was felicitated by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today for her remarkable achievements at the 37th National Games in Goa.
The Chief Minister presented Nayak with a cash award of Rs 23 lakh in recognition of her brilliance at the National Games. He also congratulated the Head Coach Ashok Mishra.
The talented gymnast secured four Gold medals and a Silver showcasing her exceptional dedication and talent in the world of gymnastics.
Shining in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Pranati Nayak began her campaign with a coveted gold in the All round event and followed it with golds in the Vault event, Beams event and Uneven Bars Apparatus. In Floor Exercises, Nayak narrowly missed the gold medal but still found herself on the podium with a silver medal.
“Pranati Nayak’s achievements are a testament to the talent that we nurture in our state. She has made Odisha proud with her outstanding performance at the National Games,” said the Chief Minister.
Patnaik also appreciated Coach Ashok Mishra for playing a significant role in the performance of the Odisha Gymnastics team. He assured all support for Pranati for upcoming competitions.
Pranati, an athlete of the Odisha AMNS/ India Gymnastics High-Performance Center at Kalinga Stadium, has been under the able guidance of her Head Coach Ashok Mishra. Her relentless pursuit of excellence and the guidance of her coach have been instrumental in her success.
Pranati and Mishra expressed their deepest gratitude to the Chief Minister for supporting and promoting Gymnastics in Odisha.