PM Modi congratulates Dipa Karmakar for gymnastics World Cup gold

Updated: 08 Jul 2018 08:50 PM

Mersin (Ankara) [Turkey], July 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar for her gold medal in the vault event at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge Cup here on Sunday.

"India is proud of @DipaKarmakar! Congratulations to her on winning a well-deserved Gold in the vault event at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey. This win is a prime example of her tenacity and never-say-die attitude," he tweeted.

The 24-year-old, who had acquired the fourth spot in the vault event of the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored 14.150 to secure the top position in the tournament.

The gymnast was out of action after her impressive performance in Rio Olympics because of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury.

Dipa's name has been included in the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the Asian Games, which are slated to begin from 18 August. (ANI)

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