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Jul 08, 2018
9:47PM

Dipa Karmakar clinches gold medal at Gymnastics World Cup


India's premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched a gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin in Turkey on Sunday. 

She returned to action after nearly two years of  lay-off due to injury. 

The 24-year-old from Tripura, Dipa Karmakar scored 14.150 to win gold on Sunday. 

This is Dipa's first medal in a World Challenge Cup. She had topped the qualification also with a score of 13.400. 

Dipa has also qualified in balance beam finals by finishing third in the qualification with a score of 11.850. 

She has been included in the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the upcoming Asian Games.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Dipa Karmakar on winning a well-deserved Gold in the vault event at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey. 

In a tweet, Mr Modi said, this win is a prime example of her tenacity and never-say-die attitude. He said, India is proud of Dipa Karmakar for her performance.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has congratulated Dipa Karmakar on winning the Gold Medal in the vault event at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey. 

The  Chief Minister called Dipa as an inspiration for daughters of Tripura to excel in life and wished her best for her future endeavours.

He reiterated full support of the State Government to Dipa so that she can continue making the nation proud and win a Gold Medal for India in 2020 Olympics. 

On behalf of all 37 lakh people of Tripura, the Chief Minister extended his best wishes to Dipa on this outstanding victory. 

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