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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 2, Highlights: Dipa Karmakar qualifies for vault finals

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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 2, Highlights: Dipa Karmakar qualifies for vault finals

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Aug 08, 2016 - 06:27 (IST)

Artistic Gymnastics update: Dipa Karmakar qualifies for women's individual vault final after finishing on 8th position.

Aug 08, 2016 - 03:23 (IST)

Artistic Gymnastics update: After USA's Simone Biles scores 16.050 in the Vault event, DipaKarmakar drops to 7th in the rankings. Remember, only top 8 qualify. 

Aug 08, 2016 - 01:55 (IST)

Archery Update: South Korea defeat Russia 5-1 in the Women's Team event to win its EIGHTH successive gold! 

Aug 08, 2016 - 01:06 (IST)

Artistic Gymnastics update: There are still 2 subdivisions left in Artistic Gymnastics , so Dipa Karmakar will have to wait to see whether she has qualified. Dipa is currently 6th in the Vault, top 8 qualify. 

Aug 08, 2016 - 00:55 (IST)

Aug 08, 2016 - 00:49 (IST)

There you go! Dipa Karmakar has to wait and wait and wait to know whether she has qualified or not.

Aug 08, 2016 - 00:37 (IST)

Artistic Gymnastics updates: After 4 Rotations, Dipa Karmakar is 21st overall with an average score of 51.665. 

Aug 08, 2016 - 00:32 (IST)

Artistic Gymnastics updates: Dipa Karmakar has now performed all her rotations. 

Here are her scores 

Vault - 14.850

Uneven Bars - 11.666

Beam - 12.866

Floor Exercise - 12.033

Aug 08, 2016 - 00:21 (IST)

Artistic Gymnastics updates: Dipa Karmakar scores 12.03 in Floor Exercise.  

Aug 08, 2016 - 00:17 (IST)

Archery Women's Team Quarter-finals: India knocked out in the quarter-finals by Russia.

Deepika Kumari needed a 10 to beat the Russian archer's total score of 25. But she barely had any time left and could only shoot an 8.

Russia Total: 25

India Total: 23

Day Two Preview Dipa Karmakar, who scripted history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Rio Olympics, will carry a billion hopes when the women gymnastics events unfold here on Sunday.

The Tripura girl, who rode on the Produnova, a tough front handspring and two front somersaults, said she is under no pressure and will give her best in the event.

"There is no such pressure of being in my first Olympics. I will give my best from whatever I have practised so far. Its all about practice and the rest is how you perform on the given day," Dipa had told IANS before leaving for Rio.

Dipa clinched five gold medals at the 2015 National Games in Kerala -- in individual all-round, table vault, balancing beam, uneven parallel bars and floor exercises and was one of the top medal winners at the event.

Daughter of a weightlifting coach, she also got a bronze at the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Japan last year.

Produnova, considered one of the most dangerous vaults in women's gymnastics, gives the 22-year-old an edge for a shock medal in the event, which she considers a pet event after extensive practice.

"I have attempted this vault so many times that now it doesn't appear so difficult for me now. I am confident of giving my 100 percent," she said.

Dipa is the third athlete in the world to complete the dangerous vault successfully after Russian Yelena Produnava and Yamilet Pena of Dominican Republic.

Before Dipa, Indian shooters Heena Sidhu (Women's 10 air pistol), Manvajit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai (Men's Trap Shooting), Indian Women's Archery Team and Women's Hockey Team all will be in action on the day.

With inputs from IANS

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