Hyderabad: The Sports Authority of Telangana State, Olympic Association of Telangana and Telangana Gymnastics Association are felicitating gymnast Budda Aruna Reddy on March 3 at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad at 4.30 pm. Aruna Reddy became the first Indian gymnast to clinch an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne by securing bronze in the women’s vault event.
The 22-year-old who hails from Hyderabad, scored 13.649 average points to win the third place at the World Cup. Telangana Sports Minister T. Padma Rao Goud, SATS chairman Allipuram Venkateshwar Reddy, SATS vice-chairman & managing director A. Dinakar Babu, State sports secretary Burra Venkatesham, GHMC mayor, corporators and sportspersons are likely to attend the function.
Meanwhile, Olympic Association of Telangana president Prof. K. Ranga Rao and Gymnastics Association of Telangana secretary K. Maheswar met Aruna at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday evening and presented her with a bouquet. “Aruna, who belongs to Hyderabad and Telangana State, is now the first and the only Indian to have won a medal in the World Cup and we are proud of her,” Prof. Ranga Rao said.