In her defeat Dipa Karmakar wins a million hearts
A state called Tripura often referred by Indians as 'that state next to Bangladesh' has finally got some recognition after years of obscurity.
Enter Dipa Karmakar,a young girl from Agartala ,Dipa finished 4th at the Rio olympics and though she missed winning the medal she won the hearts of all indians who saw her preform out of her skin.
If being the first Indian women to qualify was not enough 'Dipa Karmakar' surprised more than a few of her critics by averaging 15.066 points, a mere 0.15 less than the eventual bronze winner Giulia Steingruber (15.216) of Switzerland.
This was her best effort till date.However she is worried after having missed bronze by a whisker she would earn her brickbats from her family members and coach Nandi,who is a hard taskmaster.
Her coach Nandi also said "She went a bit deep while landing. If she landed with a perfect standing pose than a gold was there'
She is expected to get a grand welcome when she does arrive in Tripura after her performance in Rio but for Dipa Karmakar – well she aims for gold at the Tokyo Games in 2020.