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Dipa Karmakar Becomes 1st Indian To Reach Finals Of Artistic Gymnastics At Olympics

Day 2 ended on a high for India at Rio after gymnast Dipa Karmakar made it to the finals of the vault event in artistic gymnastics.

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She is the first Indian to do so. The feat was achieved after securing 8th place in the qualifiers.
The Tripura-girl, who is the country's first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated 'Produnova' vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts.
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In the other routines, Dipa secured 11.666 for her effort on the uneven bars, scoring low on difficulty but decent on execution. Later, Dipa scored 12.866 for her performance on the balance beam.
Dipa Karmakar during the qualification round of the women's Beam event on Sunday.
The floor exercise fetched Dipa a score of 12.033, which also included a 0.300 penalty.
The young woman created history when she became the first female gymnast to seal a place in the Olympics from India. She is also the first gymnast ever since 1964.

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