Just think of a few of the challenges athletes face. They may have to cope with exhausting training schedules, lost matches, injuries, missed milestones, heartbreaking failures, and personal adversity.
Here is the story of a young athlete who proved that “Failure can make life success”.
No one knows whether Dipa Karmakar believed in the old adage “Smile when it hurts most” but her resplendent smile after missing out on what would have been a path-breaking medal in Indian sport belied the storm brewing up in her mind.
Dipa Karmakar is an Indian gymnast player who represents India in international stages.
Dipa Karmakar is an Indian gymnast player who represents India in international stages. She is from Agartala, Tripura and participated in Rio Olympics 2016.
The athlete, who is returning to action after a layoff of nearly two years due to an injury, created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to clinch gold at a global event.
Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed the Rio Olympics bronze medal by a whisker, took the women’s vault gold medal and claimed the fourth place in balance beam in the Mersin World Challenge Cup here on Sunday.
She started training gymnastics at the age of 6 by her coach Bisweshwar Nandi. At the age of 16, he achieved her first medal at Junior Nationals in Jalpaiguri.
Later then since 2007, Dipa has collected nearly 77 medals in various national and International competitions, which includes 67 Gold. In 2010 Commonwealth Games, Karmakar has participated in the event and represented India.
Dipa had suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after the Rio Olympics
In 2014, She won a bronze medal for India, becoming the first Indian female gymnast to do so in the history and grabbed everyone attention after the success of the event. In 2015 Asian Championship, and won the bronze medal in the grand event. `
Karmakar qualified for Rio Olympics 2016 for gymnastics and represents India for the first time in 52 years.
Dipa had suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after the Rio Olympics and had undergone surgery. She was initially confident of making a comeback at the Commonwealth Games but rehabilitation took more time than expected and she missed the Gold Coast event.
Meanwhile, Rakesh Patra missed out on a medal in men’s rungs event finals as he finished fourth with a score of 13.650.
Ibrahim Colak of the host country won the gold with a total score of 15.100 while Romanian Andrei Vasile (14.600) and Dutchman Yuri van Gelder (14.300) took the silver and bronze respectively.
The tweet that she posted for her victory
This medal is for everyone who never stopped believing in me! Thank you @Media_SAI, Gymnastic Federation of India, Anant Joshi Sir, @GoSportsVoices, my physio Sajad bhai, Tripura Govt, Nandi sir and @merakiconnect for the endless support and encouragement. pic.twitter.com/FJmiusIW2A
— Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) July 9, 2018
Here are Lots more appreciations for her tremendous winning through tweets
From suffering with an Anetrior Cruciate Ligament injury after Rio Olympics to an incredible performance at World Challenge Cup in Turkey and winning gold in the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup.
Congratulations Champion #DipaKarmakar for the gold. So proud of you. Great attitude pic.twitter.com/UIcZsS1cvl
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2018
Tweet From Prime Minister Modi
India is proud of @DipaKarmakar! Congratulations to her on winning a well-deserved Gold in the vault event at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey. This win is a prime example of her tenacity and never-say-die attitude.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2018
Returning to action after a long layoff of nearly two years due to injury, India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey on July 8.
Her name has been included in the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the Asian Games which will begin from August 18. She is really a proud woman of India.