Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar narrowly missed out on the bronze medal in women’s vault at the Rio Olympics on Sunday after scoring 15.066 in the final.
Dipa scored 14.866 in her first attempt when she went for a Tsukahara vault and then followed it up with a Produnova in her second attempt which fetched her 15.266 points.
Dipa Karmakar was the first ever female Indian gymnast to take part in the Olympics and Twitter was quick to applaud her on the brilliant performances she produced in the women’s vault final.
#DipaKarmakar She won the minute when she made us to glued to the TV other than cricket 😊— Story Time with K (@StoryTimeWithK) August 14, 2016
I love you Dipa Karmakar, youre not a #gymnast.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 14, 2016
You're a flying manifestation of hope :).
Dipa Karmakar you are my hero !— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 14, 2016
Thank u #DipaKarmakar fr getting us united at midnight cheering fr Gymnastics,in a country with no infrastructure for this sport.Super Proud— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 14, 2016
T 2348 - #DipaKarmakar .. the pride of India .. your story is what compels us to do better ... and we will !! Many congratulations !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 14, 2016
I think India should be very very proud of #DipaKarmakar.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 14, 2016
#DipaKarmakar you made us all proud.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 14, 2016
We are proud of you #DipaKarmakar— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) August 14, 2016
A great achievement!
Congratulations to her coach Bishweshwar Nandi also! Well done