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Distraught Karmakar leaves Asian Games empty-handed

Dipa Karmakar

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s star gymnast Dipa Karmakar left the Asian Games distraught on Friday (24), saying she had “a very bad feeling” as she departed Jakarta empty-handed. The 25-year-old — one of just a handful of athletes to have the infamous ‘Vault of Death’ in her repertoire — was among the favourites to take home a medal at the regional Olympics. But Karmakar failed on Friday to make it to the podium in the balance beam, finishing in fifth. That came after she was forced to pull out of the team final through injury and floundered in her favourite apparatus, the vault,…

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