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Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar gets rousing welcome in Tripura

olympics 2016 Updated: Aug 22, 2016 13:05 IST
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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar interacts with journalists in Agartala.(ANI)

The Tripura government on Monday gave a grand reception to ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian gymnast to take part in an Olympic final.

Hundreds of fans, officials, followers, admirers and well-wishers received Dipa and her coach Bisheshwar Nandi at the Agartala airport.

A motorcade of hundreds of vehicles took to the street before a huge reception ceremony was held to honour the gymnast.

“I will try extremely hard to get gold medals in the forthcoming Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I shall try to deliver my best in future,” said Dipa, who set a record by becoming the first Indian to qualify for Olympics after 52 years.

“I would have been happy if I had got a medal at the Rio Olympics for the country. I will try heart and soul to get medals in the Tokyo Olympics and other future international events,” she said.