Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar returned home to a rousing reception, and made her mark with a moving speech at a grand felicitation ceremony. The 23-year-old, who grabbed the attention of the nation with her performance in Rio, has urged the country to save girls, educate them, and let them play.
“I request all the girls to study well and play sports. Beti
The Agartala-born girl, who captured the imagination of the nation with her Produnova at the Rio Olympics, has also dismissed the myth that Indian coaches are not good enough. She drove her point home by citing the examples of Gopichand, Kuldeep Malik, and her own coach Bishweshwar Nandi.
“The Indian coaches are capable of producing top class athletes. Our Indian coaches are no less [than foreign coaches]. Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu’s coach [P. Gopi Chand] is Indian, bronze medallist Sakshi Malik’s coach is Indian [Kuldeep Malik] and