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.
Congratulations #DipaKarmakar on creating history with your qualification. You inspire young Indians with your achievement. Best wishes.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 18, 2016
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also congratulated Dipa for her feat and for taking Indian gymnastics to a high.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) April 18, 2016
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.