Dipa Becomes First Indian Woman Gymnast To Qualify For Olympics

Dipa Karmakar has made the whole nation proud as she becomes the first ever Indian to qualify for the Olympics in gymnastics.

she booked a berth for the Rio Games after a strong performance at the final qualifying and test event.

Dipa amassed a total score of 52.698 points.  Her first vault, the much difficult Produnova, gave Dipa 15.066 points, the highest among the 14 competitors.  But a poor show in the uneven bars took her points down as she collected 11.700, the second worse among the 14 participants.

The Tripura girl secured 13.366 and 12.566 points in beam and floor exercises.

Dipa had created history by becoming the first woman gymnast to win a medal — a bronze — in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.  She also went onto to become the first Indian woman gymnast to feature in the finals of World Championships in November last.

Source: Ten Sports