Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s spirited performance during her qualifying round for the individual vault not only earned her a berth in the finals at the Rio Olympics, it also the earned her much-needed admiration and support from the people back home.
The historic feat made her the first Indian to make the cut in her debut Olympic Games.
The achievement didn’t go unnoticed on Twitter too where prominent personalities in politics, sports and entertainment lauded Karmakar for putting up a good show.
Here are some of the tweets.
T 2341 - #DipaKarmakar .. they said they would show you but never did .. channels interested in the other country athletes ! Good luck— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2016
Superb achievement by #DipaKarmakar to make it to the final. Eager to watch the final! 👏👏👍👍— Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) August 8, 2016
#DipaKarmakar has given India a reason for joy. Best of luck for the finals.— BS Bassi (@BhimBassi) August 8, 2016
Proud of Dipa Karmakar on making the finals of artistic gymnastics. Don't be satisfied yet, one more push & medal could be ours...HISTORY— GGF (@GautamGambhir) August 8, 2016