After historic Olympics qualification, Dipa wins gold in vaults
RIO DE JANIERO:: Dipa Karmakar, , after creating history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, clinched the gold in vaults finals at the test event of the Rio Games in Brazil today.
First time an Indian gymnast clinched a gold in a global competition. The 22-year-old Dipa scored 14.833 as her best effort to finish first in the women’s vaults finals. Dipa came up with her gold winning effort in the first attempt itself and she scored 14.566 in her second and last try.
Earlier , Dipa created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics, after a strong performance at the final qualifying and test event . The Tripura girl book a berth for artistic gymnastics in Rio Games to be held here in August.
Apart from being the first Indian woman, she will also be an Indian gymnast qualifying for the Olympics after 52 long years. Since the independence , 11 Indian male gymnast have taken part in the Olympics in 1952, 1956 and 1964.