After becoming the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar has scripted yet another history as she also became the first Indian to make it to the finals.
A nervous Dipa had taken the floor on August 7 and in her very first attempt managed to perform her much-appreciated ‘ Produnova ‘ vault.
Dipa performing her much-appreciated ‘ Produnova ‘ vault. Reuters
While the score had landed her in the sixth position, there were still two more sub-divisions to take place and thus it was a nervous wait for the Indians.
Dipa had secured a high score of 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her very first attempt, but the difficulty score had dropped a tad bit lower at 6.000 in the second attempt when she attempted a ‘Tsuk double full twist’ with a step to the side.