While most of India was fast asleep yesterday, Dipa Karmakar’s parents were watching their daughter vault into history at Rio. Although Dipa’s parents could not sleep because of the tension, her father Dulal expressed his happiness in the morning after Dipa qualified for the final.
India's first-ever gymnast at the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar, finished 8th in the qualification round on Monday morning after scoring 14.850 in vault to enter the final stage. Dipa performed the dangerous Produnova in her first attempt, and although her landing was a bit off as she bent low, she was awarded 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution, taking her score to 15.1. In her second attempt,
We couldn’t sleep because of tension."
“We couldn’t sleep because of tension. Now we are very happy, hoping for the best,”
Dipa Karmakar will be celebrating her 23rd birthday on Tuesday (August 9), and her family wants
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