Vault specialist Dipa Karmakar makes history at 2016 Rio Olympics; becomes first Indian gymnast to qualify for apparatus finals

Login   |  Register Now

Follow us with

Vault specialist Dipa Karmakar makes history at 2016 Rio Olympics; becomes first Indian gymnast to qualify for apparatus finals

Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016

Total 1 News Image

India's lone gymnast Dipa Karmakar at 2016 Rio Olympics made history on Monday after qualifying for the finals of the Vault apparatus

The Tripura-girl, who became India's first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated 'Produnova' vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts.

Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her first attempt. Her score for difficulty was a tad lower at 6.000 in the second attempt. She finished eighth in the Vault individual round.

She landed low on her Produnova vault in the first attempt, while her second vault was a Tsuk double full twist with step to the side.

However, it was American star Simone Biles who stole the show at the the HSBC Arena, with a stunning show of perfection. The 19-year-old scored 16.00 and 16.100 for a mean score of 16.050 to top list of eight qualifiers for Sunday's apparatus final.

North Korea's Hong Un Jong was second with a score of 15.683. Swiss Steingruber Giulia, Maria Paseka of Russia -- who won bronze at London, Chusovitina Oksana of Uzbekistan, Shallon Olson of Canada and Wang Yan of China are ahead of Karmakar in the table.

Disclaimer: The contents or any information provided here is strictly personal and way4indians.com does not hold any responsibility or liability on them. We shall endeavor to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

Advertisements

Copyright © 2012-2017, All rights Reserved   |  www.way4indians.com  |  This Logo is a trademark of Way4Indians. For Enquires, please contact : info@way4indians.com