Gymnast Dipa Karmakar to Take MA Exams Next Week


New Delhi: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who finished fourth in the Olympics final at Rio, will take her MA examination next week under Tripura University, her father said here on Friday. Dipa’s father Dulal Karmakar said that the star gymnast accompanied by her coach Bisheshwar Nandi, would arrive in New Delhi from Rio on Saturday and are likely to reach Agartala on Monday.

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He informed that after returning to Agartala, Dipa would start preparing for the MA examination in political science whch she is pursuing the course in distance education mode from Tripura University. Dulal also said that after the MA examination, Dipa would start preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 23-year-old Tripura girl, who had become first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, finished fourth in the final of the women’s vault event, missing out on what would have been India’s first ever Olympic medal in gymnastics. Her effort in the final included the risky Produnova vault which has earned her widespread acclaim. 

Several organisations in Tripura are likely to facilitate Dipa, who works as a sports officer in the Tripura government.

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