Dipa Karmakar scripts history at the Gymnastics World Challenge CupLast updated on Jul 09, 2018, 12:55 am
Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar made the country proud, yet again, as she clinched the gold medal in the vault event of the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey.
This was the 24-year-old's first major event after a 2-year long injury lay off.
Dipa Karmakar finished with the score of 14.150 to win the gold medal at the premier event.
First Indian to win gold in World Challenge Cup
Karmakar rose to prominence after becoming the first Indian gymnast to compete at the Olympics.
She had suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury after the Rio Olympics and had to undergo a surgery.
On her return, she delivered a phenomenal performance at the tournament.
She had topped qualifiers with a score of 13.400.
Today, she became the first Indian gold-medalist at the Challenge Cup.
Never give up
Dipa makes winning comeback at World Challenge Cup
Dipa was keen to make a comeback at the Commonwealth games, but she was excluded from India's squad.
However, she came back strong to win her first ever medal at the World Challenge Cup.
She even qualified for the balance beam finals by finishing third in the qualification round.
Dipa managed the score of 11.850 in the qualifiers.
Sports Minister congratulated Dipa on clinching the gold
Back with a bang and a 🥇#DipaKarmakar is the stuff champions are made of! After battling an injury for the past 2 yrs, she makes a heroic comeback by clinching her first 🥇in the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey! Many Congratulations to her👏👏for making 🇮🇳 proud! pic.twitter.com/cylNEBlfkA— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 8, 2018