Ashish Kumar (born 1990) is an Indian gymnast from Allahabad, who won India’s first-ever medals in gymnastics, in October 2010 at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and became the most successful Indian gymnast in Commonwealth Games history, by winning bronze and silver medals in different gymnastic events.
Kumar first participated at the 2006 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships staged in Surat, India. He won the bronze medal on the Floor Exercise, tied with Syrian gymnast FadiBahlawan. This was India’s first major international medal in the history of artistic gymnastics. Kumar also competed at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. He finished 18th in the individual all-around, the only final he qualified for.
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games he first won a bronze medal in the floor exercise and later a silver medal on vault, where the gold went to Luke Folwell of England, while Ian Galvan of Canada won the bronze medal. At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, Kumar won the bronze medal in the floor exercise. As of 2017, this remains India’s only medal in gymnastics at the Asian Games.
At the South Central Asian Gymnastics Championships in Dhaka in December 2011 Kumar won four gold medals, in the individual all-around, floor exercise, vault and high bar events.
Following a turbulent selection process which caused uncertainty about the participation of the Indian team in the Gymnastics event at the 2014 Asian Games, Kumar failed to qualify to the floor finals at the event. He finished 12th in the individual all-around.


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