Rio de Janeiro: Indian Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who is celebrating her 23rd birthday today has been put under ‘house arrest’ by her coach Bishweshwar Nandi ahead of her big day at vault finals on August 14.
Nandi believes Karmakar’s birthday celebrations can wait for a while as something bigger is in store for her.
“I’ve removed the SIM card from her mobile. Only parents are allowed to talk to her. I don’t want her to lose focus”, he said.
Karmakar scripted history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian woman to enter vault finals. A billion hopes are now pinned on Tripura girl for bringing glory to the country in form of a medal.