In the Mersin World Challenge Cup, ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar took the women’s vault gold medal with an average score of 14.150. She missed the Rio Olympics bronze medal by a whisker and finished at the fourth place. This 24–year old gymnast returned after two years long break. She underwent surgery for knee injury. Know more.
Tripura star also topped the vault qualification with 13.4 points. To secure the top position in the event, she improved her performance by a few notches. She also qualified for the balance beam finals with 11.85.
Dipa had suffered Anetrior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after Rio Olympics which was undoubtedly career-threatening. There were possibilities that she might not play again but she made a strong comeback. She has been included in the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the upcoming Asian Games.
On this achievement of Dipa, the whole is nation is feeling proud and she her Twitter account got flooded with congratulatory messages. Check them out.
India is proud of @DipaKarmakar! Congratulations to her on winning a well-deserved Gold in the vault event at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey. This win is a prime example of her tenacity and never-say-die attitude.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2018
Back with a bang and a 🥇#DipaKarmakar is the stuff champions are made of! After battling an injury for the past 2 yrs, she makes a heroic comeback by clinching her first 🥇in the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey! Many Congratulations to her👏👏for making 🇮🇳 proud! pic.twitter.com/cylNEBlfkA
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 8, 2018
T 2861 – CONGRATULATIONS to @DipaKarmakar .. she has won Gold in the World Championships for gymnastics on the Vault .. you proved to the World that what was wrongly denied to you in the Olympics, you won it here .. !! Proud of you .. we are proud Indians because of you ! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/BUgmXl8Not
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 8, 2018
.@DipaKarmakar is back from injury with a bang by winning a🥇in vault event of Women’s Artistic #Gymnastics at the FIG #World Challenge Cup in #Turkey.
Our #TOPSAthlete has shown the world that only through sheer passion & determination one can excel in #sports. #ProudIndia🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/H2YSxH0Pdy
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) July 8, 2018
From suffering with an Anetrior Cruciate Ligament injury after Rio Olympics to an incredible performance at World Challenge Cup in Turkey and winning gold in the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup.
Congratulations Champion #DipaKarmakar for the gold. So proud of you. Great attitude pic.twitter.com/UIcZsS1cvl
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2018
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) July 8, 2018
Congratulations Dipa Karmakar for winning the gold medal in the vault event of the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup. A special moment for you, for Tripura and for all of India! Keep it up. You do us proud #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 8, 2018
— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) July 9, 2018