Dipa Karmakar gets grand welcome after Rio qualification

Born in Agartala, capital of Indian state Tripura, Dipa Karmakar was six-years-old when she started practicing gymnastics. Photo: V. Sudershan
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Earlier this week, Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and also the first to win a gold medal in an Olympic Test event. Photo: V. Sudershan
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Dipa, with her coach Bisweswar Nandi, on arrival at the Agartala airport. According to Nandi, Dipa suffered from a postural deformity called flat feet when she first came to train under him. Photo: PTI
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In 2015, Dipa registered the highest score on a 'Produnova' in the world with a tally of 15.100. Only two other have competed in the technique — Yamilet Pena of Dominican Republic and Fadva Mahmoud of Egypt. Photo: PTI
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