Dipa Karmakar

Dipa Karmakar is an Indian artistic gymnast. She was born on August 9, 1993, in Tripura, India. In 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in Olympics and she attained 4th position in Women's Vault Gymnastics event with an overall score of 15.066. She is among the five women who have successfully landed the Produnova https://twitter.com/dipakarmakar

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#NewsBytesExclusive: An interview with India's 'Small Wonder' Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

23 Feb 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: An interview with India's 'Small Wonder' Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar became a household name after her stunning performance at Rio 2016 Olympics.

Sachin Tendulkar launches gymnast Dipa Karmakar's biography

23 Jan 2019

Sachin Tendulkar launches gymnast Dipa Karmakar's biography

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launched a book on gymnast Dipa Karmakar at an event in Mumbai.

Asian Games: Injured Dipa Karmakar pulls out of team finals

22 Aug 2018

Asian Games: Injured Dipa Karmakar pulls out of team finals

Star Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar today pulled out of the artistic team finals of the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia due to a knee injury.

Will provide corruption-free govt: Tripura CM in maiden I-Day speech

15 Aug 2018

Will provide corruption-free govt: Tripura CM in maiden I-Day speech

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in his maiden Independence Day address today, assured people that he would strive to provide an unbiased and corruption-free government.

Dipa Karmakar scripts history at the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup

09 Jul 2018

Dipa Karmakar scripts history at the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup

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.

Tripura will develop 56-inch chest if youth take fitness: Deb

02 Jun 2018

Tripura will develop 56-inch chest if youth take fitness: Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today said if the youth of the state take Union Sports Minister's fitness challenge, the health of Tripura would improve, too.

Women's Day: Sportswomen who took Indian sports to new heights

08 Mar 2018

Women's Day: Sportswomen who took Indian sports to new heights

Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to social media on International Women's Day to celebrate his wife Anushka Sharma's achievements.

This Independence Day, let's revisit all things 'India'

15 Aug 2017

This Independence Day, let's revisit all things 'India'

There'll always be complaints, something to be unhappy about, but we can't ignore the very significant event that happened 70 years ago: India became independent.

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

30 Mar 2017

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was presented with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Sakshi Malik unhappy with govt

05 Mar 2017

Sakshi Malik unhappy with govt

Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik has expressed disappointment toward the government of Haryana, saying the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government have yet to be received.

Bindra, Gopichand named in India's Olympic task force

31 Jan 2017

Bindra, Gopichand named in India's Olympic task force

Nation's only Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra and former Olympian and badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand have been named in the Sports Ministry's eight member task force to prepare a detailed action plan for the next three Olympic Games.

Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik to receive Padma Shri

25 Jan 2017

Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik to receive Padma Shri

Some of the Padma awardees of 2017 are as under:

MS Dhoni, PV Sindhu will feature in Padma Award list

25 Jan 2017

MS Dhoni, PV Sindhu will feature in Padma Award list

Central Government has cleared names of India's Olympians Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu and her coach, P Gopichand for this year's Padma Awards.

Girls make India proud at 2016 Rio Olympics

31 Dec 2016

Girls make India proud at 2016 Rio Olympics

India sent its largest ever contingent of 117 athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics held in August 2016.

Dipa Karmakar buys new car after returning the BMW

30 Dec 2016

Dipa Karmakar buys new car after returning the BMW

Olympian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has bought a new car after returning the BMW, presented to her by Hyderabad District Badminton Association after her performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Indian golfers yet to receive preparatory money for Rio Olympics

22 Dec 2016

Indian golfers yet to receive preparatory money for Rio Olympics

Indian golfers SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri are yet to receive amount of Rs.30 lakh, promised to them as the preparatory money for the 2016 Rio Olympics from the Sports Ministry.

What did India achieve in sports this year?

13 Nov 2016

What did India achieve in sports this year?

Starting with the Rio Olympics held in August, then Paralympics in September and Kabaddi World Cup in October, sports was one of the main trending topics in India this year.

Tripura govt to repair roads for Dipa's BMW

21 Oct 2016

Tripura govt to repair roads for Dipa's BMW

After Dipa Karmakar spoke of the inconvenience of driving a BMW on Agartala's roads, the Tripura government has earmarked Rs.78 crore for renovating the road outside her house, leading to Agartala Medical College.

Money instead of BMW for Dipa Karmakar

13 Oct 2016

Money instead of BMW for Dipa Karmakar

Dipa Karmakar clarified that the only reason she wanted to return the BMW gifted to her by Sachin Tendulkar was because she was having trouble using and maintaining it.

Dipa Karmakar to return BMW to Sachin

11 Oct 2016

Dipa Karmakar to return BMW to Sachin

Sources have stated that Dipa Karmakar has decided to return the BMW X1 presented to her by Sachin Tendulkar.

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

30 Sep 2016

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

Indian Government has announced a total cash prize of Rs.90 lakh for the four medal winners of the 2016 Paralympics.

Sakshi's coach yet to see any reward from govt

26 Sep 2016

Sakshi's coach yet to see any reward from govt

Kuldeep Malik, coach of India's Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik said he was handed a photocopied cheque by the Haryana government, and was yet to see any actual reward.

After Dipa, is there a hope for Indian gymnastics?

24 Sep 2016

After Dipa, is there a hope for Indian gymnastics?

At Rio, Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian to make it to the final of a gymnastics event at Olympics.

Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

19 Sep 2016

Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

Treating Paralympians as equals with Olympians, Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel stated that next year onwards, paralympic medalists will be bestowed with the Khel Ratna.

Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

15 Sep 2016

Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

On Wednesday, Sports Minister Vijay Goel refused to commit if Rio Paralympics medalists would be conferred with the highest sporting honour in the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Whose fault - Sports Ministry's or Athletes?

01 Sep 2016

Whose fault - Sports Ministry's or Athletes?

Athletes preparing for the Olympics were demoralized for long with the bureaucracy's rigidity which had consistently hampered and hindered their training programmes.

Sakshi, Sindhu, Dipa, Gopichand presented with BMWs by Sachin

28 Aug 2016

Sakshi, Sindhu, Dipa, Gopichand presented with BMWs by Sachin

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was also India's goodwill ambassador to the Olympics, presented PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand with BMW cars for their performances.

Sakshi Malik appointed 'Beti Bachao' ambassador

24 Aug 2016

Sakshi Malik appointed 'Beti Bachao' ambassador

Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik has been appointed the 'Beti Bachao' ambassador of Haryana in a rousing welcome after her return from Rio.

Athletics Federation of India denies OP Jaisha's allegations

23 Aug 2016

Athletics Federation of India denies OP Jaisha's allegations

The AFI has denied claims made by marathon runner OP Jaisha that the Indian contingent was not provided adequate water during the race.

Where were the Indian officials during Women's marathon?

22 Aug 2016

Where were the Indian officials during Women's marathon?

Indian officials have been a cause of embarrassment yet again, at the Rio Olympics.

Sakshi Malik brings in India's first victory at Rio Games

18 Aug 2016

Sakshi Malik brings in India's first victory at Rio Games

23-year old wrestler, Sakshi Malik in the early hours of 18th August, 2016, won India's first medal at the Rio Olympics, 2016.

Khel Ratna recommended for Dipa Karmakar

17 Aug 2016

Khel Ratna recommended for Dipa Karmakar

23-year-old Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar was recommended for receiving the highest Indian sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award.

Dipa Karmakar's extraordinary feat at 2016 Olympics

15 Aug 2016

Dipa Karmakar's extraordinary feat at 2016 Olympics

On 10th August 2016 at the 2016 Olympic Test Event, Karmakar became the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the vault finals at the Olympics, with a score of 14.833.

Dipa misses bronze by whisker, wins hearts

15 Aug 2016

Dipa misses bronze by whisker, wins hearts

Dipa Karmakar made India proud as she is the first Indian woman to reach finals of gymnastic event.

Goel calls the organiser's charges as 'misunderstanding'

13 Aug 2016

Goel calls the organiser's charges as 'misunderstanding'

Union sports minister Vijay Goel clarified that all charges of misconduct against him and his escorts at the Rio Olympics were a "misunderstanding", striving to push back against the statements that have outraged sports fans.

Indian women hold Japan in a draw

08 Aug 2016

Indian women hold Japan in a draw

The Indian women's hockey team fought hard against Japan, ending the match in a 2-2 draw in their opening match at the Olympics.