Dipa Karmakar named World Class Gymnast by International Gymnastics Federation
Posted on:08 Jul 2016 09:10:30
08 July 2016 Current Affairs GK: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar was named a ‘Gymnaste de Classe Mondaile’ (World class gymnast) by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
In this regard, she received the official letter confirming the distinction from the federation on 6 July 2016.
With this, she also became the first-ever Indian gymnast to receive the honour.
Dipa Karmakar : She is an Indian artistic gymnast from Agartala, Tripura.She rose to recognition when she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games becoming the first Indian female gymnast to do so in the history of the games.She won a bronze at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and finished 5th at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
With this, she became the first Indian finalist at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.In April 2016, Karmakar became the first female Indian gymnast ever to secure an Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points.
She is the first woman in the gymnast history to land the Produnova, one of the most dangerous vaults.She won 10 gold medals at two national games. She received the Arjuna Award in August 2015.
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