Indian fans were heart broken to see Dipa Karmakar missing a bronze medal by a whisker after her excellent performance at the vault finals. At the same time, it made people of India proud as she came from a country which doesn’t have any background in Gymnastics, let alone participating in the Olympics and qualifying in the finals and performing like that was excellent.
What Dipa attempted at the vault (Death Vault) has generally been the reason for gymnasts fracturing their necks in the process, but she did it elegantly and precisely. Her story is truly an inspiring one and that is why almost everyone who watched her in Olympics took a moment and expressed their feelings. She wrote a new chapter in Indian gymnastics, it was her and India’s best performance at the international event.
Dipa Karmakar missed out on an Olympic medal, but was never out of contention for a podium finish. She had a chance of winning a silver medal after finishing her performance but at the end was on fourth spot. She missed the bronze medal by mere 0.150 points.
Winnners from this event were USA’s Simone Biles who won the gold medal with a score of 15.966 while the silver went to Maria Paseka of Russia after her score of 15.253. Bronze was bagged by Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber for her score of 15.216.
Dipa even tweeted and shared her feelings after her performance
Twitter lauded Dipa Karmakar and everyone appreciated her as she made India Proud.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 15, 2016
Dipa Karmakar you are my hero !
— Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 14, 2016
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 15, 2016
Thank u #DipaKarmakar fr getting us united at midnight cheering fr Gymnastics,in a country with no infrastructure for this sport.Super Proud
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 14, 2016
T 2348 – #DipaKarmakar .. the pride of India .. your story is what compels us to do better … and we will !! Many congratulations !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 14, 2016
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) August 14, 2016
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) August 14, 2016
Watching the vault medals ceremony. Can't help thinking…….At the stroke of the midnight hour……could it have been……
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 14, 2016
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 15, 2016
Most touching tweet iv read.. God bless u Dipa.. N sorry.. V couldn't make it possible for you.. Pls forgive us! https://t.co/lZZnBX04IY
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) August 15, 2016
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) August 14, 2016
Well done #DipaKarmakar for reaching so far and making India so proud! Onwards and upwards for you girl.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
— Geeta Basra (@Geeta_Basra) August 14, 2016
Congratulations #DipaKarmakar you have made your country and your people proud Jai hind ?!
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 15, 2016
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 14, 2016
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 15, 2016
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) August 14, 2016
There have been some famous 4th place finishes in the past for India. PT Usha, Milkha Singh. Add #DipaKarmakar to that list.
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) August 14, 2016
— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) August 14, 2016
Very proud of #DipaKarmakar
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 14, 2016