Dipa Karmakar Creates History

India created history when gymnast Dipa Karmakar, , India's first female gymnast, qualified for the final round of the Individual vault finals after scoring 14.850 in the qualifiers.

The 22-year-old from Tripura finished eighth in the Rio 2016 qualification event by managing to perform her much-appreciated 'Produnova' vault, 11.666 on the uneven bars, 12.866 in balance beam and 12.033 in floor exercises.

Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.860 on execution in her first attempt and 6.000 for difficulty in the second attempt.

Finals will take place on 14th of August.

-Devashree Goenka