#DipaKarmakar rules Twitter space after she vaults into Rio 2016 final

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2016 11:49 IST
Dipa Karmakar , who will turn 23 this Tuesday, had to rely on other results after failing to cleany pull off her vault routine. (AFP)

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.

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