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Inspirational Quotes: Dipa Karmakar | India’s first female Olympic gymnast

Dipa Karmakar made history during the Rio Olympic Games as the first Indian female gymnast to ever compete and the first Indian gymnast in 52 years.

Inspirational Quotes- Dipa Karmakar | India’s first female Olympic gymnastDespite not winning a medal at the games, Karmakar placed fourth during the Women’s Vault Gymnastics event, with an overall score of 15.066.

This isn’t the first time that the gymnast has made history. During the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Karmakar achieved a bronze medal; the first Indian female gymnast to do so. She also won a bronze medal at the Asian Gymnastic Championship and finished fifth at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships; both first for India.

Karmakar, from Agartala, Tripura, has been practising gymnastics since she was six years old, despite having flat fleet. She is one of only five women who have successfully landed the Produnova, claimed as the most difficult vault to perform in women’s gymnastics.

Below you will find the best inspirational quotes from Dipa Karmakar:

“The more you practice, the more you will become better.”

“My aim is to reach the podium in the next Olympics.”

“My life is still the same, I am still a gymnast, I still want to win a medal. But yes, I feel nice that because of me people got to know about gymnastic in India.”

“I want to inspire the next generation so that in 10 to 15 years, India can send a full gymnastics team to an Olympics and not just one athlete.”

“One wrong move, I could die. But to achieve something we had to try something different.”

“I wouldn’t like my husband to be controlling, because I don’t like restrictions.”

“If you want to achieve something in life you have to take risks.”

“I don’t want people to forget there was a girl named Dipa Karmakar who did something for them that no one could have done for them.”

“I became famous for my vault in the Olympics some called me ‘Produnova Girl’ others called me ‘Dipa Produnova’, a lot of people were cheering for me in the finals. I felt I made the right decision by choosing this vault.”

“I knew I could reach 7th, 8th position but had never even thought of a fourth place. I’m very happy.”

“Nellie Kim told me that in 10 years’ time, Indian gymnastics will be at the same level as the Chinese team.”

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