India's most successful gymnast: Dipa Karmakar finishes fourth, misses historic podium

India's Dipa Karmakar competes in the men's floor event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Thomas COEX / AFP

India's Dipa Karmakar missed out on a historic medal in the women's vault by a whisker. AFP

2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Vault Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. Dipa Karmakar (IND) of India competes. REUTERS

However, Dipa Karmakar created history for India with a creditable fourth place finish in the final, becoming the country's most successful gymnast. Reuters

India's Dipa Karmakar competes in the women's vault event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP

Dipa Karmakar averaged 15.066 points, scoring a total of 14.8661 points with her first attempt, which included 6.000 points for difficulty and 8.866 for execution. AFP

2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Vault Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. Dipa Karmakar (IND) of India competes. REUTERS

India's gymnast Dipa Karmakar then attempted her renowned Produnova vault in her second attempt. The judges awarded Dipa 7.000 points for difficulty and 8.266 for execution and the second attempt total of 15.266 saw her finish with an average of 15.066. AFP

India's Dipa Karmakar (R) embraces her coach after competing in the women's vault event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Ben STANSALL / AFP

Dipa Karmakar was at the second spot at that stage. But she was pushed to the third spot, after Maria Paseka's attempt which saw the Russian score 15.266 and 15.241 with her first and second attempts respectively. AFP

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India's gymnast Dipa Karmakar soon dropped to the fourth position, after Simeone Biles brilliant gold-winning attempt, and agonisingly missed out on a medal by a 0.15 point margin. Image courtesy: Norris Pritam

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Despite being disappointed at missing out on the medal, Dipa Karmakar asserted that she was determined to train harder and do better at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Image courtesy: Norris Pritam


Updated Date: Aug 15, 2016 11:38 AM

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