Dipa Karmakar, the name bounced in the Rio. She became a national hero when she reached the female individual vault finals at the Rio Olympics last month by performing the Produnova Vault. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that Dipa Karmakar is the influencing icon of the nation and the sports world! Apart from medallists PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, the 19-year old is the most positive story to come out of Rio for India. Her growing fan base has seen a new addition in USA’s Simone Biles, who won four gold medals including a prolific victory in Dipa’s Vault category. View more at #Hindustan360 .
One such admirer is Simone Biles, who won gold at the vault finals. Infact it was her finish that denied Dipa a bronze at the last moment. Biles feels that Produnova is extremely life-threatening and it takes courage to execute it. She admits she could never do it and the way Dipa does. In fact Biles feels that the Produnova should be renamed Karmakar vault in her honour.
Now that is some compliment!
“She is a champion and I got to meet her in Rio. She is incomparable, don’t think any gymnast can match her. She told me that my routine on the vault should be called the ‘Karmakar vault’, not Produnova. I was so happy that told myself I will work very hard and one day, hopefully, there will be a vault in my name too,” Dipa told The Times of India.
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