8 Impressive Performances by Dipa Karmakar
Dipa Karmakar is one of the five people in the world to successfully complete the Produnova Vault – a gripping athletic feat, that if gone wrong could split the gymnast’s spine in half or cause a life-threatening injury. She is also the first Indian athlete to qualify for an Olympics final in gymnastics. It is no surprise then, that India’s hopes of bagging gold ride on the shoulders of the 23-year-old athlete, who isn’t afraid of this global platform. A bronze medallist at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, she is kicked about the finals and tells us, “It feels great to be at Rio but even better to be able to take India to Rio for gymnastics. The sport has brought me a lot of accolades and fame and now is the time to give back to the sport. I am privileged to be here.”
Today, being her 23rd birthday, Dipa Karmakar clearly wishes for no better gift than a medal in her kitty. Verve salutes the Tripura-based gymnast who has clearly proved her mettle.
Catch these 8 stunning feats that are absolutely unmissable…