FIG awards Dipa Karmakar with 'World Class Gymnast' badge ahead of Rio Olympics

Top 30 qualifiers in multiple apparatus events are awarded with this distinction, which is a once-in-a-career moment for a gymnast.

Updated: Jul 08, 2016, 17:42 PM IST
FIG awards Dipa Karmakar with 'World Class Gymnast' badge ahead of Rio Olympics

New Delhi: Soon after becoming India' first female gymnast to have qualified for Rio Olympics, Dipa Karmakar has now been named a ' World Class Gymnast' by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).

FIG had sent a letter to Dipa confirming the athlete's distinction. Along with the letter, was enclosed a badge that she will be wearing for the Rio Games.

Top 30 qualifiers in multiple apparatus events are awarded with this distinction, which is a once-in-a-career moment for a gymnast.

Karmakar earlier created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, scoring 14.833 to finish with a gold medal in the women's vaults finals. Not just that, she is also the first Indian gymnast participating in Olympics in 52 years.