The Hush Post: Produnova queen of India Dipa Karmakar made India proud at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey today winning a gold medal.
Dipa happens to be the first ever athlete to do so for the country at the World Cup.
Coming into action after a lay-off of about two years, Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics.
The 24-year-old from Agartala, who had finished fourth in the vault event at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, scored 14.150 to win gold. She also topped the qualification as well with a score of 13.400.
This is Karmakar’s first medal in a World Challenge Cup.
Karmakar, who was accompanied by her coach Bisheshwar Nandi, has also qualified in balance beam finals by finishing third in the qualification with a score of 11.850.
Karmakar had suffered an Anetrior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after the 2016 Olympics and had undergone surgery. She was initially confident of making a comeback at the Commonwealth Games but rehabilitation took more time than expected and she had to give a miss to the Gold Coast event.
She will also be part of the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the upcoming Asian Games.