Rio Olympics 2016: Dipa Karmakar lauded by athletes, politicians on Twitter after historic feat

Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar missed out on a historic medal in the women's vault competition by a whisker as she finished a creditable fourth in the final of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Dipa averaged 15.066 points to finish fourth at the Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday.

Dipa Karmakar performs on the vault. AP

Dipa Karmakar performs on the vault. AP

Simone Biles of the US won the gold with an average of 15.966, while Maria Paseka (15.253) of Russia and Switzerland's Giulia Steingrubber (15.216) took home the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Despite being disappointed at missing out on the medal, Dipa asserted that she is determined to train harder and do better at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

"I am happy to have come fourth. Next time when I come to Olympics, I will do better. Those who won in Vault ahead of me were better athletes," she said.

"I was very happy with my performance but the medal slipped away at the last moment. Anyway, I hope my coming years would be very good. I will try that in the future our performance at the next Olympics would be good," Dipa added.

Athletes, celebrities, politicians and supporters from across the country too to twitter to congratulated Dipa on her incredible feat.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Aug 15, 2016 10:52 AM

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