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Gold medal is for everyone who never stopped believing in me: Dipa Karmakar


Dipa Karmakar, Dipa Karmakar news, Dipa Karmakar updates, World Challenge Cup, World Challenge Cup news, sports news, Indian ExpressDipa Karmakar, Dipa Karmakar news, Dipa Karmakar updates, World Challenge Cup, World Challenge Cup news, sports news, Indian Express Dipa Karmakar is some distance away from returning to the Produnova vault, but the Indian will take it a step at a time if Tokyo is her ultimate goal. (Source: File Photo)

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Dipa Karmakar scripted history on Sunday after becoming the second Indian gymnast to clinch a gold medal at the World Challenge Cup. Dipa, who was out of action due to a long injury lay-off, announced her return in an emphatic fashion as he scored 14.150 to clinch the yellow metal. She had topped the qualification with a score of 13.400. Dipa’s feat earned her widespread applause and congratulatory messages including those from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan among others. Responding to the wishes, Dipa took to Twitter and dedicated the medal to those who stood by her and gave never-ending support in her journey. “This medal is for everyone who never stopped believing in me! Thank you @Media_SAI, Gymnastic Federation of India, Anant Joshi Sir, @GoSportsVoices, my physio Sajad bhai, Tripura Govt, Nandi sir and @merakiconnect for the endless support and encouragement,” she wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Earlier, PM Modi congratulated Karmakar for her efforts and wrote on Twitter, “India is proud of @DipaKarmakar! Congratulations to her on winning a well-deserved Gold in the vault event at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey. This win is a prime example of her tenacity and never-say-die attitude.”

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