Dipa Karmakar becomes the first Indian woman #gymnast to qualify for an #Olympics

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NEW DELHI: For the first time, an Indian woman gymnast has qualified for an Olympics.

22-year-old Dipa Karmakar from Tripura secured a place in this year’s Rio Olympic Games by garnering a total score of 52.698 points.

In her first event, the tough Produnova vault, the Indian gymnast scored 15.066 points, the highest number of the 14 competitors. However, a poor show in the uneven bars lowered Karmakar’s overall score, because she was only awarded 11.700 points, to come in second from the bottom.

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