Rio 2016: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar Becomes 1st Indian To Qualify For Vault Finals

Dipa Karmakar turned into the primary Indian to enter acrobatic individual vault finals in her presentation Olympics in the wake of completing eighth in the qualifying round at Rio 2016.

It was an anxious sit tight for the Indian after that. She had finished 6th after the third of five sub-divisions.

She dropped to eighth in the long run when Canadian Shallon Olsen’s staggering exertion of 14.950 rejigged the general standings.

Finals on August 14

Be that as it may, that was just sufficiently about to secure her a spot in the finals planned for August 14 as the main eight made the cut for the decoration round.

Dipa Karmakar in action during the qualifying of 2016 Rio Olympics

Dipa Karmakar in action during the qualifying of 2016 Rio Olympics


Dipa secured 7.000 on trouble and 8.1 on execution in her first endeavor. Her score for trouble was a bit lower at 6.000 in the second endeavor.

She landed low on her Produnova vault in the primary endeavor, while her second vault was a ‘Tsuk twofold full contort’ with venture to the side.


  • Dipa Karmakar finished eighth in qualifying to enter vault finals
  • She is the first Indian gymnast to achieve the feat
  • Dipa is also the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics

Three-time world all-round champion Simone Biles finished the graphs with an amazing score of 16.050. The American scored a splendid 9.700 on execution in both her endeavors.

North Korea’s Jong Un Hong was a far off second in the wake of securing 15.683 took after by Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber (15.266).

Fair on execution

In alternate schedules, Dipa secured 11.666 for her exertion on the uneven bars, scoring low on trouble yet not too bad on execution. Later, Dipa scored 12.866 for her execution on the parity bar.

The floor exercise brought Dipa a score of 12.033, which additionally incorporated a 0.300 punishment.

Dipa, the main Indian lady athlete to win a Commonwealth Games decoration, stood a poor 47th in the inside and out standings with a consolidated score of 51.665.

The eight gymnasts with the most elevated individual scores in every device proceed onward to vie for an individual occasion title in that mechanical assembly.

The 24 men and 24 ladies with the most noteworthy consolidated individual sums proceed onward to the inside and out finals.

‘Stunning accomplishment’

“As the Produnova vault was the main thing I endeavored today and it didn’t go not surprisingly, it promptly place me in a terrible state of mind,” Karmakar said.

“It wasn’t great. I was seeking after a superior score from the primary vault and in light of the fact that it was low, I was truly disillusioned. My arrival had been exceptional in preparing. My hip touched the mat today which wasn’t in the arrangements.

“That I have achieved the last is an astounding accomplishment.

My mentor is extremely upbeat since I executed what he had taught me to do,” included Karmakar, who a year ago turned into the primary Indian to contend in a contraption last at the big showdowns.

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