Born on August 9, 1993 at Agartala, Dipa Karmakar is an Indian artistic gymnast from Agartala, Tripura who represents India at the international circuit. She came to recognition when she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, held at Glasgow becoming the first Indian female gymnast to do so in the history of the games. She is also one of the five women that have successfully landed the very difficult Produnova vault in competition, also holding the highest score amongst all (15.100 ) in her attempt. She also won a bronze at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and finished fifth at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships both a first for her country. These achievements have established her as the most successful gymnast from India despite her young age. In April 2016, she became the first female Indian gymnast ever to secure an Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points. Additionally, she will be the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics after 52 years. Karmakar hails from Agartala, Tripura, and started practising gymnastics when she was 6 years old. She has been coached by veteran Bisbeshwar Nandi since. Karmakar had Flat feet when she first enrolled into gymnastics as her coach once recalled, “I still remember Dipa coming to me as a flat-footed kid, which is not good for a gymnast. It affects the spring in her jump,” he said. In 2007 she won at the Junior Nationals in Jalpaiguri which furthered her passion for the sport. Since 2007, Dipa has won 77 medals including 67 gold, in state, national and international championships. She was part of the 2010 Indian gymnastics contingent in the Delhi Commonwealth Games where, as a participant, she saw Ashish Kumar create history by winning India’s first ever gymnastic medals at the games. ”
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