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.
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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.