Shah Rukh Khan, on Wednesday, shared his words of appreciation for Dipa Karmakar, who after creating history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, sealed a gold medal in the women’s vaults finals at the test event of the Rio Games.
“Finally our own Nadia Comaneci. Dipa Karmakar u r the pride of our Nation.Ur achievements inspire us.Thanks lil one,” wrote the Badshah of Bollywood on his Twitter handle.
Finally our own Nadia Comaneci. Dipa Karmakar u r the pride of our Nation.Ur achievements inspire us.Thanks lil one. pic.twitter.com/WHESrF5Bnb— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 19, 2016
Some other B-Town celebs too tweeted to congratulate the 22-year-old gymnast from Tripura.
“Congratulations #Dipakarmakar ! Super proud!!!,” wrote Lara Dutta Bhupathi.
“Awesome.. #DipaKarmakar ,” tweeted Farhan Akhtar.
“Congrats Dipa Karmakar for Olympics qualification.The first ever Indian women gymnast who qualify for Olympics. #TrueInspiration #Girl_Power,” wrote Arijit Singh.
Karmakar displayed her best efforts as she scored 14.833 points in her first attempt to become the first Indian woman to clinch gold in a global gymnastics event.
Karmakar, who already created history by winning bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, scored 14.566 in her second and last tries, respectively.
Earlier, Karmakar exhibited a strong show as she finished ninth in the first of the four subdivisions of the women’s artistic category to qualify for the Olympics.