Agartala: West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished a happy birthday to athlete Dipa Karmakar.
Dipa Karmakar becomes the first Indian women gymnast to qualify for the Rio Olympic final. The 23_year-old Tripura-girl, who is also India’s first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated ‘Produnova’ vault cleanly to secure 15.100 points after 52 years.
Dipa secured 15.1 on her first attempt. She scored 14.6 in the second attempt. Her final event will be held on 14th August.