Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dipa Karmakar is a 23 years old artistic gymnast residing in Agartala from Tripura who represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She started practicing gymnastics when she was 6 years old and has been coached by Bisweshwar Nandi since. When she began gymnastics, Karmakar had flat feet, an undesirable physical trait in a gymnast because it affects their performance. Through extensive training, she was able to develop an arch in her foot.

On 10 August 2016 at the 2016 Olympic Test Event, Karmakar became the first female gymnast from India to qualify for the final vault event at the Olympics, with a score of 14.833. She narrowly missed out in the bronze medal, finishing 4th in the finals of the event with a score of 15.066 on 14 August 2016 at Gymnastics Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where Simone Biles won Gold.

She first gained attention when she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She is the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics, and the first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years. Karmakar is only the fifth woman in gymnastics history to land the Produnova vault.

Dipa you may have lost medal but, you are a winner in hearts, minds of millions of Indians to whom you  have encouraged to take up gymnastics as a sports. Thank You!! We are really proud of your extreme efforts! Many more shall walk your path in the future. The Podium is missed you but you have won innumerable hearts!! All the best for your future!!!

1 comment:

  1. Deepa Karmakar,We are really proud of you.You are the first Indian female gymnast participated in th Olympics.At the Rio Olympics you have taken great efforts.Hats off to you.All the best for your future.Keep it up !!



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