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First Indian Gymnast Heading To 2016 Olympics

First Indian Gymnast Heading To 2016 Olympics


Indian athlete, Dipa Karmakar, created history today by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics for the Rio Games after having a strong performance at the final qualifying and test event at Rio de Janeiro. The 22-year-old gymnast received a final score of 52.698 points in the qualifying event that led to her booking a berth for artistic gymnastics in the Rio Games, which will be held there in August. “Following the Women’s Qualification Competition at the Gymnastics Test Event in Rio, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the list of nations and individual gymnasts that have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,” the federation said in its release.

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