Artistic Gymnastics World Cup: Indian Dipa Karmakar claims bronze medal for vault, inches closer to Tokyo 2020 qualification
Dipa Karmakar had qualified for the vault finals on Friday, scoring 14.100 to finish at the sixth place out of 16 gymnasts in the qualification.
Asian Games 2018: Stiff test awaits Dipa Karmakar on her comeback; Ashish Kumar desperate to regain form
Dipa Karmakar, the poster girl of Indian gymnastics, and Ashish Kumar, the first Indian gymnast to win medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, will lead the Indian challenge in this edition of the Asian Games.
23-year old Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar will not be taking part in World Gymnastics Championship as she is on her way to recover completely from knee injury.
Dipa Karmakar's coach Bisweshwar Nandi has dismissed the notion that it would have been better had she and other top performers at last month's Rio Games been given the sort of financial backing they got post the mega event before their sojourn to Brazil.
Indian athletes PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Jitu are set to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award later this year, with Karmakar's coach Bishweshwar Nandi nominated for the Dronacharya Award.
Experts may think it is the 'Vault of Death' but trailblazer Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar doesn't agree and says she will continue performing the Produnova despite the dangers that come with the daredevil act.
aced with the gigantic expectations of an excited nation, India's trail-blazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been put under "house arrest" at the Olympic Games Village by her coach Bishweshwar Nandi as she gears up to script history in the vault finals on August 14.
"This is really giving me sleepless nights because medals can disappear by 0.001 of a point," said Dipa Karmakar's coach Bisweshwar Nandi.
She has already grabbed a piece of history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and Dipa Karmakar would aim to touch greater heights when she competes at the Rio Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In a sport where a toe-length hop forward on landing or a slight bent knee can scupper medal hopes, Dipa Karmakar's coach understands the task at hand.
When Dipa Karmakar launches into her soaring vault at the Rio Olympics, chances are that only a handful of people will be aware that the foundations of the skill were built on DIY apparatus made from second-hand parts of a discarded scooter.