New Delhi: King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday heaped praise on Dipa Karmakar for her historic jump, which made her the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.
Shah Rukh took to micro blogging site Twitter and hailed the young Indian gymnast.
He even stated that Karmakar is India's Nadia Elena Comăneci, who is a legendary Romanian gymnast and winner of three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
In fact, King Khan also wrote 'u r the pride of our Nation. Ur achievements inspire us. Thanks lil one.'
The Tripura girl completed her performance at the final qualifier and Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janiero and finished ninth in the first of the four subdivisions of the women`s artistic category, thus qualifying for the Rio Olympics 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.
Here is the Tweet.
Finally our own Nadia Comaneci. Dipa Karmakar u r the pride of our Nation.Ur achievements inspire us.Thanks lil one. pic.twitter.com/WHESrF5Bnb
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 19, 2016