Gymnast Dipa Karmakar to Promote Baseball In Bengal

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Kolkata: In a new role for Dipa Karmakar, the star Indian gymnast will be seen promoting baseball in Bengal.

The Tripura gymnast, who missed an Olympic medal in Rio by a whisker, and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi were today named ambassadors of Bengal Baseball Association.

“Bengal Baseball Association is glad to announce Olympian Dipa Karmakar and Dronacharya Awardee Bishweshwar Nandi as our ambassadors,” the association stated in a release.

This was announced on the sidelines of their annual General Meeting here on Saturday.

Dipa Karmakar along with Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik and actress Alia Bhatt, are among Forbes’ list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 who are “pushing boundaries of innovation”.

“While she didn’t win a medal, she ranked an impressive fourth on her first-ever Olympic outing, missing the bronze by a hair’s breadth – 0.15 points,” Forbes said adding that she performed the Produnova vault in the finals – making her one of only five gymnasts to ever successfully do so