Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Dipa Karmakar for creating history by qualifying for Rio Olympics

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also congratulated Dipa for her feat and for taking Indian gymnastics to a high.

Updated: Apr 18, 2016, 17:26 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Dipa Karmakar for creating history by qualifying for Rio Olympics

New Delhi: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Dipa Karmakar for her historic jump, which made her the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.

Tendulkar took to micro-blogging site Twitter and heaped praise on Tripura's athlete. The iconic cricketer feels that her effort will inspire young Indians.

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also congratulated Dipa for her feat and for taking Indian gymnastics to a high.

The 22-year-old on Sunday garnered a total score of 52.698 points in the Olympics qualifying event to book a berth for artistic gymnastics in the Rio Games.

Apart from being the first Indian woman, she will also be an Indian gymnast qualifying for the Olympics after 52 long years.