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Artistic Gymnast  Dipa Karmakar Becomes First Indian to Qualify For Apparatus Finals

Artistic Gymnast  Dipa Karmakar

India’s Dipa Karmakar created history on Monday by becoming the first Indian to enter vault finals in artistic gymnastics. By performing ‘Produnova’ vault in a clean and appreciated way, she secured 14.850 points to qualify for the finals. She made her debut on Sunday night.

Tripura-based gymnast Karmakar made to top 8th position by the end of the last subdivision which is 5th. She was in 6th place by third subdivision, but strong performer from Canada has made her position to slip to 8th. This was just enough to make her place into finals of artistic gymnastics.

The three-time world all round champion Simone Biles topped the list with 16.050 points was followed by North Korea’s Jong Un Hong with 15.683. Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber secured the third place with 15.266 points.

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Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her first attempt and 6.000 on the difficulty in her second attempt. Whereas Simone Biles scored 9.700 on execution in both her attempts. In the other rounds, Dipa scored decently in execution, which finalised her entry.

Dipa’s scores-

Vaults; 14.850

Uneven bars: 11.60

Beams 12.87

Floor exercises: 12.03

Eight gymnasts with highest individual score will move on to the final which is scheduled to be held on 14th August.

“It did not go as expected,” said Dipa after qualifying for vaults final

“As the Produnova vault was the first thing I attempted today and it did not go as expected, it immediately put me in a bad mood. That I have reached the final is an amazing achievement. My coach is very happy because I executed what he had taught me to do.” said Dipa Karmakar

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The nation was waiting to watch her performance live, but as it was not telecasted huge criticism has been seen on the social media. This is what the twettarati had to say about the proud moment. Some of the noted Twitter comments from, Harsha Bhogle, Mandira Bedi, Amitabh Bachan, are here.


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Rio Olympics day two highlights

Rio Olympics highlights:

Rio Olympics started with a huge bash. It must be a ceremony for all sports lovers to watch their all time favourites’ performing. The first medal winner was Virginia Thrasher from the United States for 10m air rifle.

American swimmer Michael Phelps added another Olympic medal to his collection. This one being the 19th medal, he kept up the expectation of his country.

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American sisters Serena and Venus Williams were thought sure medallists who lost against Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova. Venus lost her first round singles match, but Serena Williams easily made to round two.

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On the other hands, many Indian sports persons continued to disappoint the fans by hairline misses. The Commonwealth gold medallist, Heena Sidhu failed to qualify for finals in the 10m Air Pistol event. She will be performing for a 25m pistol event scheduled to be held on August 9th. Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul from India too failed to finals in 10m air rifle.  JItu rai could make to the final of 10m air pistol but ended up at 8th position.

After two disappointing days for India, Dipa Karmakar gave a ray of hope, by qualifying for finals in Artistic Gymnastics. She will be in the final round scheduled to be held on August 14.

In Archery Deepika Kumari and team lost against the Russian team in the quarter-final. The other team members Laishram Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi lost in the shoot-off round, where their performance was not up to the mark. India had beaten Colombia in the pre-quarterfinal 5-3 to make into the quarters.

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Indian women’s hockey team gave their best by a 2-2 draw against higher-ranked Japan in the pool B match at this Olympics. Indian women’s hockey team returned to the Olympics after 36 years of hiatus. The next pool match against India will be on Tuesday against Great Britain.