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#Proud Moments: Dipa Karmakar first Indian gymnast to qualify for Rio Olympics 2016

 2016-04-18 06:07:53.0


Tahlka news Bureau,

Rio De Janiero:DipaKarmakar becomes 1st ever Indian to qualify for the Olympics in gymnastics.

Dipa Karmakar won bronze medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and at the 2015 Asian Championships.

20th-commonwealth-games-day-8-artistic-gymnastics_b1b66054-0523-11e6-b721-c78c25b321e6She�garnered a total score of 52.698 points.

CgTRzCHW4AABjApDipa Karmakar made history as she became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics. She completed her performance at the final Qualifier and Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro as she produced a strong show, finishing ninth in the first of the four subdivisions of the women's artistic category.

CgTRzE1WwAA-gw9Her first vault, the much difficult Produnova, gave Karmakar 15.066 points, the highest among the 14 competitors. But a poor show in the uneven bars took her points down as she collected 11.700, the second worse among the 14 participants.

CgTRzf5WsAAxAqyThe Tripura girl secured 13.366 and 12.566 points in the beam and floor exercises.

The 22-year-old could not clinch an Olympic berth in the World Championships in November last year as she finished outside thepodium (fifth place).


She was earlier put as second reserve for the ongoing Olympic Test event in Rio but was informed last month that she had sneaked into the shortlist of participants.

medalist50_1407233902Dipa Karmakar had created history by becoming the first woman gymnast.


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