First Indian Woman Gymnast to Enter OlympicsMeena Shree (Author) Published Date : Apr 19, 2016 13:05 IST Sports News
First Indian Woman Gymnast to Enter Olympics
Dipa Karmakar created a history by becoming first lady gymnast to enter into the Olympics on Monday. After her strong performance in the final qualifying round she was selected to enter the Olympics.
According to the source, she had got 52.698 points to qualify in the test artistic gymnastics conducted at Rio. She was the bronze medal winner in Asian Games. She had picked up bronze medal in 2015 Asian games in Gymnastics and also in Common Wealth Games on 2014. She had created the history already in 2014 by first Indian woman to win medal in Common Wealth Games held at Glasgow.
Olympics will be conducted on August this year at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. So far, 11 male gymnasts had taken part in Olympics after Independence. In 1964, six male candidates took part in gymnastics and this is the last year of participation. After a very long gap of about 52 years again a candidate from India is selected for Olympic gymnastics. And this time it is female creating a new pages in Indian history.
The International Federation of Gymnastics had officially confirmed about the Dipa's qualification in Olympics. She was very happy about this and she no time to enjoy. She wants to win the medal at Olympics and working hard to achieve it. As per the source, her performance in the final qualification is good and her coach was confident in her to achieve the target.
The 22-year-old Tripura girl created a history and her family is delighted about it. Many sport celebrities and other popular personalities are wishing her for her great achievement. Sachin Tendulkar, Viswanathan Anand congrats her in his twitter page.
Congratulations #DipaKarmakar on creating history with your qualification. You inspire young Indians with your achievement. Best wishes.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 18, 2016
Congrats dipa kamarkar... There a first for everything. Hope many more firsts come your way@OGQ_India
— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) April 18, 2016