Dipa Karmakar wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup

The 24-year-old from Tripura, who had finished fourth in vault event in the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored 14.150 to win gold on Sunday. She had topped the qualification also with a score of 13.400.

Dipa Karmakar wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup
Dipa Karmakar represented India in Gymnastics during the summer Olympics in Rio. The 23-year-old narrowly missed out on a Bronze medal at the Rio Olympics but won billions of hearts with impressive fourth position finish.
By: PTI
Updated: 08 Jul 2018 06:37 PM
New Delhi: Returning to action after a long lay-off of nearly two years due to injury, India's premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey.

The 24-year-old from Tripura, who had finished fourth in vault event in the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored 14.150 to win gold on Sunday. She had topped the qualification also with a score of 13.400.


This is Dipa's first medal in a World Challenge Cup.

Dipa, who is being accompanied by her coach Bisheshwar Nandi, has also qualified in balance beam finals by finishing third in the qualification with a score of 11.850.

Dipa had suffered an Anetrior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after Rio Olympics and had undergone surgery. She was initially confident of making a comeback at the Commonwealth Games but rehabilitation took more time than expected and she missed the Gold Coast event.

She has been included in the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the upcoming Asian Games.

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