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Dipa Karmakar named World Class Gymnast by International Gymnastics Federation

In April 2016, Karmakar became the first female Indian gymnast ever to secure an Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points. She received the Arjuna Award in August 2015.

Jul 7, 2016 16:01 IST
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dipa karmakarIndian gymnast Dipa Karmakar was named a ‘Gymnaste de Classe Mondaile’ (World class gymnast) by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).

In this regard, she received the official letter confirming the distinction from the federation on 6 July 2016.

With this, she also became the first-ever Indian gymnast to receive the honour.

Who is Dipa Karmakar?

• She is an Indian artistic gymnast from Agartala, Tripura.

• She rose to recognition when she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games becoming the first Indian female gymnast to do so in the history of the games.

• She won a bronze at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and finished 5th at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

• With this, she became the first Indian finalist at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

• In April 2016, Karmakar became the first female Indian gymnast ever to secure an Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points.

• She is the first woman in the gymnast history to land the Produnova, one of the most dangerous vaults.

• She won 10 gold medals at two national games. She received the Arjuna Award in August 2015.

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