Dipa Karmakar - The Indian GymnastCreated On: May 24, 2018
Dipa Karmakar is an Indian artistic gymnast, who represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Some of her achievements and awards:
- First Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics and the first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years.
- Attained 4th position in Women's Vault Gymnastics event of Rio Olympics 2016 with an overall score of 15.066.
- Among only five women who have successfully landed the Produnova, which is regarded as the most difficult vault currently performed in women's gymnastics.
- Won a bronze medal at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and finished fifth at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships,
- In 2016, she became the first female gymnast from India to qualify for the final vault event at the Olympics, with a score of 14.833. She missed out on the bronze medal, finished 4th in the finals of the event?
- Clinched gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin in Turkey.
- Awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in year 2016
- Awarded with Padma Shri- fourth highest Indian national honour in year 2017.