NEW DELHI: Top Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian gymnast ever to secure an Olympic berth by garnering 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 to be assured of the berth.
The 22-year-old could not clinch an Olympic berth in the World Championships in November last as she finished outside the podium (fifth place).
Well done. Do your besi in Rio and loads of good luck from billions of us.
Now all eyes will be on her. Hope she fulfills the wishes of millions of Indian by winning a medal in Rio.
it is proud moment for India & Indians.I salute her for this achievement & wish her for Olympics.
This country need girls like you who made our country proud. Thank you!
Thank you Dipa for making us feel proud!
First is first . Defied all odds unlike the other Olympians who has qualified.
A proud moment for Tripura, hope people get to know more about my state
YOU stand tall among the Indians with cricketing as the only mission and ambition. Make us more proud Dipa.
Superb.....This is a huge achievement for her and also for the country as well.....
Great news. Congrats Deepa. And All the best.