Rio Olympics 2016: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar qualifies for vault finals


Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian to make the cut for the individual vault finals in her debut Olympic Games following finishing 8th in the qualifying round here. The Tripura-girl, who is the nation first woman gymnast to succeed for the Olympics, administered to execute her much-appreciated ‘Produnova’ vault plainly to secure 14.850 points subsequent to two attempts. It was a nervous wait for the Indian behind that. She had ended sixth following the third of five sub-divisions. She dropped to 8th ultimately when Canadian Shallon Olsen’s terrific attempt of 14.950 rejigged the overall standings.

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But that was just regarding enough to secure her a place in the finals scheduled for August 14 as the top-8 made the cut for the medal round. Dipa secured 7.000 on complexity and 8.1 on implementation in her initial effort. Her score for difficulty was a tad inferior at 6.000 in the second attempt. She landed low on her Produnova vault in the primary effort, while her second vault was a ‘Tsuk double full twist’ with step to the side. Three-time world all-round champion Simone Biles topped the charts with an astounding score of 16.050. The American scored a luminous 9.700 on implementation in both her attempts. North Korea’s Jong Un Hong was a distant next following securing 15.683 followed by Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber (15.266). In the other routines, Dipa secured 11.666 for her attempt on the uneven bars, scoring low on difficulty but decent on implementation.

Afterward, Dipa scored 12.866 for her performance on the balance beam. The floor exercise fetched Dipa a score of 12.033, which also built-in a 0.300 penalty. Dipa, the primary Indian woman gymnast to win a Commonwealth Games medal, stood a poor 47th in the all-round standings with a combined score of 51.665. The eight gymnasts with the uppermost individual scores in each apparatus move on to compete for an individual event title in that apparatus. The 24 men and 24 women with the maximum joint individual totals move on to the all-around finals.

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