India’s history is scripted! Dipa Karmakar, the Indian gymnast has qualified for the individual vault finals in the Olympic Games. The are her debut and she obtained 7.000(difficulty) and 8.1 (execution) in her first attempt of her vault execution.
Dipa Karmakar, finished 8th in the qualifying round of the game and performed the “Produnova” vault smoothly managing to get 14.850 points after two efforts. Reports confirm that Dipa came 6th after “the third of five sub-divisions”, but then after Shallon Olsen from Canada got 14.950, she bagged the 8th position.
The finals that are fixed to be held on the Aug 14th will see Dipa Karmarkar as a finalist as she is a part of the top 8. The all round champion, Simone Biles from America, once again topped the charts with a whopping 16.050 score. She has been the world-all-round champion three times earlier, and has once again topped the charts with 9.700 in execution.
Reports say that “Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her first attempt,” and her difficulty score was 6.000 the second time she attempted. In the first gymnastic attempt at the Produnova vault, Dipa landed low and in the second vault she went for a ‘Tsuk double full twist’ with step to the side.”
Jong Un Hong, from North Korea obtained 15.683, and Giulia Steingruber from Switzerland secured 15.266. Dipa obtained 12.866 on the balance beam and 12.033, on the floor exercise with a penalty of 0.300 and on uneven bars she got 11.666 with a decent execution but low on difficulty.
Now the eight gymnastic competitors who have achieved the highest individual scores independently in each apparatus will enter into a competition for individual event titles in the same. Dipa Karmakar was the first woman gymnast from India who earned the country a medal at the Commonwealth Games.