Monday, August 8th, 2016

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar creates history, enters vault finals in Rio Olympics

Narada Desk | August 8, 2016 8:55 am Print
Competing in the third sub-division, Dipa had an average score of 51.665
Rio De Janeiro: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar performs at artistic gymnastics event at the Rio Olympic in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 7, 2016. The 22-year-old qualified for the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing ei

In her debut Olympic Games, gymnast Dipa Karmakar on Sunday scripted history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic final at the Rio Olympic Centre in Rio de Janeiro.

The 22-year-old  managed to perform her much-vaunted ‘Produnova’ vault cleanly to score 14.850 on the vault, 11.666 on the uneven bars 12.866 in balance beam and 12.033 in floor exercises.

She qualified for the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth on the standings.

Competing in the third sub-division, Dipa had an average score of 51.665.

By time she finished, Deepa was sixth in vaults and 27th overall and had to endure a nervous wait of five hours for the other two sub-divisions to finish. The top eight qualify for the final.

Dipa’s chances seemed bleak after she fell to seventh when Simone Biles of the US scored 16.050 in the vault event.

She dropped another rung to eighth when Canada’s Shallon Olsen’s terrific effort of 14.950 on the vault rejiged the overall standings further.

However, with no other competitor managing to surpass her score in individual vault, Dipa managed to enter individual vault final and grab a piece of history.

-IANS

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