New Delhi: Star Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar on Sunday missed out on a historic bronze in the vault final of the Rio Olympics.
The 23-year-old Dipa scored an average of 15.066 points, a mere 0.15 less than the eventual bronze winner Giulia Steingruber (15.216) of Switzerland.
The gold went to American pre-event favourite Simone Biles (15.966) while reigning vault world champion Maria Paseka of Russia got the silver with an average of 15.253 points.
Dipa's performance however truly stands out considering the poor facilities and infrastructure for gymnastics in India.
Dipa was the toast of social media after delivering an inspirational show in the final. From Virender Sehwag and other prominent sports personalities to political bigwigs hailed her display.
The best compliment however to Dipa came fittingly from Abhinav Bindra who also finished fourth in the 10m Air Rifle event in Rio.
Here's what the legend said...
Dipa Karmakar you are my hero !
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 14, 2016
(With PTI inputs)