• Thursday, May 19, 2022

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One small step for Dipa Karmakar could be a giant leap for India

Dipa Karmakar performing the Produnova vault in the finals at Rio

By: Eastern Eye Staff

With no more tears left to shed, Dipa Karmakar now wants to get back into training so she can start working towards leaving a lasting legacy in gymnastics. While the memory of losing an Olympic medal by just 0.15 of a point in Sunday’s (August 14) vault final continues to haunt her, the 23-year-old knows what she achieved in Rio could be the start of something big for Indian gymnastics. “I want to inspire the next generation so that in 10 to 15 years, India can send a full gymnastics team to an Olympics and not just one athlete,” Karmakar…

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