Dipa Karmakar age, (23, as of published date) Indian Gymnast was born on 9 August 1993. She was the first India’s female gymnast to qualify for Olympics and quadrennial mega event after 52 years from India. Dipa becoming the first Indian female gymnast to do so in the history of the Games. Now she can be seen on the postal stamp, Karmakar was the second sportsperson to get a place in the Indian postal stamp. She is being supported by the GoSports Foundation under the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme.
Deepa Karmakar Produnov
Karmakar is one of the only five women who has successfully landed the Produnova, which is known as the most difficult vault currently performed in women’s gymnastics. In August 2016 Government of India conferred her the Khel Ratna award and Padma Shri in 2017.
Dipa Karmakar Receiving Arjuna Award
Gold – 67 (Junior Level)
Silver – 8 (Junior Level)
Bronze – 2
Early Life & Family
Dipa Karmakar was born on 9 August 1993, she emerged from Agartala, Tripura, India. Her Father Dulal Karmakar weightlifting coach and her mother Gita Karmakar housewife and sister Puja Saha. She started practicing gymnastics at the at the age of 6 years under the coaching of Soma Nandi & Bisweshwar Nandi. Deepa in her childhood she had the flat foot, where a gymnastic needs an arc-shaped foot. Through extensive training, she was able to develop an arch in her foot. Karmakar initially practised her moves in a ramshackle gymnasium using makeshift equipment made from discarded scooter parts and crash mats. She was scared of falling down and hurting herself but her father convinced her to persevere in the sport in her childhood.
Dipa Karmakar’s Family
Dipa with her Coach Biswesar
BMW Car presented by Tendulkar to Dipa
Dipa on Special Postal Cover
height – 4ft 11′ (150cm)
Career & Achievements
In 2008, she won the Junior Nationals in Jalpaiguri. Since 2007, Karmakar has won 77 medals, including 67 gold, in the state, national and international championships
Dipa Karmakar Medals
Senior Level Career
2011 National Games, in February representing Tripura She won gold medals in the all-around and all four events: floor, vault, balance beam and uneven bars.
Indian Sports Star with P.M Modi
Karmakar won a bronze medal in the women’s vault final, in July 2014 Commonwealth Games, She was the first Indian woman to win a Commonwealth Games gymnastics medal, and the second Indian overall, after Ashish Kumar.
Dipa Karmakar Indian Gymnast Bronze Medal
In 2015 Asian Championships, held in Hiroshima, Karmakar won the bronze in women’s vault while finishing 8th on balance beam.
2016 Rio Olympics Dipa, become the first Indian woman gymnast to have qualified for the Olympics, scored an average of 15.066 points, a mere 0.15 less than the eventual bronze winner Giulia Steingruber (15.216) of
Dipa Karmakar in Rio Olympics Vault
Switzerland. Since independence, 11 Indian male gymnasts have taken part in the Olympics (two in 1952, three in 1956 and six in 1964), but this was the first for an Indian woman at the Olympics.
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