Rio Olympics 2016: Dipa Karmakar in hunt for vault finals after finishing 6th in qualifiers
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Rio Olympics 2016: Dipa Karmakar in hunt for vault finals after finishing 6th in qualifiers


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Rio de Janeiro: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar remained in the hunt for a place in the Olympic vault finals after finishing 6th in the qualifiers in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

The Tripura-girl, who is the country's first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated 'Produnova' vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts.

Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her first attempt. Her score for difficulty was a tad lower at 6.000 in the second attempt.

Dipa Karmakar in action during the vault event during the women's qualifiers. Reuters

Dipa Karmakar in action during the vault event during the women's qualifiers. Reuters

She landed low on her Produnova vault in the first attempt, while her second vault was a Tsuk double full twist with step to the side.

The Indian was sixth in the vault standings with two more sub-divisions to go. The top-eight, who would make the finals, would be known after all the five sub-divisions are completed.

In the other routines, Dipa secured 11.666 for her effort on the uneven bars, scoring low on difficulty but decent on execution. Later, Dipa scored 12.866 for her performance on the balance beam.

The floor exercise fetched Dipa a score of 12.033, which also included a 0.300 penalty.

Dipa, the first Indian woman gymnast to win a CWG medal, currently stands 27th in the all-round standings with a combined score of 51.665.

The eight gymnasts with the highest individual scores in each apparatus move on to compete for an individual event title in that apparatus.

The 24 men and 24 women with the highest combined individual totals move on to the all-around finals.

First Published On : Aug 8, 2016 02:28 IST

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