With less than 100 days left for the Olympics, Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar hopes to better her score of 15.1 in the vault to achieve a podium finish. The 22-year old became the first-ever Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics after her good show in the test event at Rio last week.
The Commonwealth Games and Asian Championship bronze medallist secured her place in the quadrennial event last week after garnering a total of 52.698 points to finish 19th in the gymnastics Olympics Test event at Rio.
“Since we have 100 days, there is a very good chance that she can improve her score. We will do our best so that she rectifies her mistakes and performs better.
“She can go up to 15.7 or 15.8 in
However, Dipa chose to downplay her chances at the Rio Olympics and was modest about her chances in the vault.
“There are several top gymnasts. They did not come to the test event because they had already qualified for the Olympics. My aim is to go out and give my best performance,” said Agartala-based Dipa.
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