Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar scripted history as she became the first Indian to make the cut for the individual vault finals in her debut Olympic Games after finishing 8th in the qualifying round at Rio.
The Tripura-girl, who is the country's first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated Produnova vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts.
On her achievement, congratulatory messages from all corners started flooding Twitter. Here are some of them.
T 2341 - #DipaKarmakar .. they said they would show you but never did .. channels interested in the other country athletes ! Good luck— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2016
The fact that Dipa Karmakar has qualified for the vault finals is in itself an amazing achievement #IndiaAtRio— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) August 8, 2016
Mad respect for Deepa Karmakar for coming this far in a country with no gymnastics culture.— Mr Mr Atulya Desi (@amreekandesi) August 7, 2016
Here's what Dipa's father had to say on her achievement
Tomorrow is Dipa's Birthday. If she gets a medal,that will be the biggest gift for her: Dulal Karmakar,Dipa's father pic.twitter.com/w3uhLlCnth— ANI (@ANI_news) August 8, 2016