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Dipa Karmakar wins gold in vault event in Gymnastics World Challenge Cup

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!”

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