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WATCH: Dipa Karmakar's inspirational performance in final of women's vault

The 23-year-old created history by producing the best-ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history.

Last Updated: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 23:24
WATCH: Dipa Karmakar's inspirational performance in final of women's vault

New Delhi: Dipa Karmakar missed a bronze medal by a whisker to finish fourth in the women's vault finals in the Rio Games on Day 9. (OLYMPICS: WATCH all Viral Videos)

The 23-year-old created history by producing the best-ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history.

Dipa scored an average of 15.066 points, a mere 0.15 less than the eventual bronze winner Giulia Steingruber (15.216) of Switzerland.

Coming in as the sixth competitor in the finals, the Tripura girl went for the 'Tsukahara' in her first attempt in which she collected 14.866 points. She went for a difficulty level of 6 and got 8.855 for the execution.

In her 'Produnova', Dipa did everything right except that she did not have a perfect landing as her buttocks just touched the ground and thereby she lost points.

She scored 15.266 from her 'Produnova' with 8.266 points for execution for a difficulty level of 7. The average of the two attempts gave her 15.066, a mere 0.15 difference with bronze winner Steingruber.

Watch the historic moment...

 

First Published: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 02:11

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