Dipa Karmakar scripted history by becoming the second Indian gymnast to clinch a gold medal at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey.
Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed the Rio Olympics bronze medal by a whisker, took the women’s vault gold medal and claimed the fourth place in balance beam in the Mersin World Challenge Cup here on Sunday.
Aruna Reddy had bagged a bronze at the World Cup Gymnastics Series event in Melbourne in February earlier in the year, finishing third in vault with a score of 13.649. Aruna had become the third Indian gymnast after Ashish Kumar and Dipa, who won bronze in the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games respectively, to win a medal in competitions organised by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
Dipa, who topped the vault qualification with 13.4, improved her performance by a few notches to garner 14.15 points and secure the top honour in her pet event.