Watch | Dipa Karmakar bags India’s first gymnastics gold from a world event
Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian gymnast to win gold at a world event on Sunday and said she would now go all out for the top spot at the Asian Games in Jakarta beginning next month. The 24-year-old Karmakar won the women’s vault at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey, with a score of 14.150 points ahead of Rifda Irfanaluthfi of Indonesia (13.400 points) and local girl Goksu Uctas Sanli (13.200). “More than the gold, what was important for me was to perform at the optimum level. I am happy I could do that considering the fact that at the beginning of the year, I was hobbling back to fitness,” Karmakar said.