Tripura:Dipa Karmakar does the impossible qualifies for the finals for vault in Rio


The first Woman to qualify for the Olympics in Gymnastic from India Dipa Karmakar has now gone a step ahead and now also reached the finals for the Vault .

The 23 year old girl from Tripura  finished the qualification stage at eighth spot in this apparatus, helped by her usually prodigious score on the Produnova, the 'Death Vault'.

n the four rotations, Dipa's scores were Vault (14.850), Uneven Bars (11.666), Balance beam (12.866), Floor (12.033). She ended up with an average score of 51.665 and was placed at 28th overall. While a qualification for the final in the other categories eluded her by a fair distance, she has managed to finish among the best in her pet event, the Vault.

A score of 14.850 was just enough for Dipa to sneak through to the last 8. She achieved a score of 15.100 on the Produnova for her first vault, despite an execution that was not her best ever. She enjoyed a deep landing, but it was lower than we have seen it before. For her second vault, she opted for the Tsuk double full twist with a step to the side, something which got her a score of 14.600..

Simon Biles (USA) – 16.050

Un Jong Hong (North Korea) – 15.683

Guilia Steingruber (Switzerland) – 15.266

Maria Paseka (Russia) – 15.049

Oksana Chusovitana (Uzbekistan) – 14.999

Shallon Olsen (Canada) – 14.950

Yan Wang (China) – 14.949

Dipa Karmakar (India) – 14.850

The Finals will be held on the 14th of August and hopefully be shown on Star Sports at 11 pm IST .