The 24-year-old from Tripura, who had finished fourth in the vault event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored 14.150 to win gold on Sunday.
This is Karmakar’s first medal in a World Challenge Cup.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Dipa Karmakar for her gold in vault event in Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey.
Extending his congratulations on her winning a well-deserved gold, PM in a tweet said that India is proud of Dipa Karmakar.
PM said this win is a prime example of her tenacity and never-say-die attitude.
Union Sports Minister Rajyvardhan Singh Rathore also extended his congratulatiosn to Dipa Karmakar. Rathore in a tweet said that “Dipa Karmakar is the stuff champions are made of! After battling an injury for the past 2 yrs, she makes a heroic comeback by clinching her first gold medal in the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey. Many Congratulations to her for making India proud!”