Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.
Not the most popular of sports, but Tripura’s Dipa Karmakar did something that no other Indian woman could. She became the first ever Indian female gymnast to medal at the Commonwealth Games last year. Her medal in the women’s vault event put India on the gymnastics map as she attempted a Produnova.
This particular movement involves a handspring double front vault and is considered to be one of the most dangerous moves to pull off. Only three women from the current set of gymnasts, including Karmakar have ever attempted it.
Her performances at the ongoing National Games has seen her win all five available gold medals at offer for her state. Those are the only medals Tripura have won this time around.