New Delhi: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar who created history by qualifying for the vaults final at the Rio Olympics 2016 failed to bag a medal Sunday night. However, her effort was apparent as the scores suggest.
Dipa Karmakar came just few scores short of Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber. Had she striven for it just a little bit more, she would’ve secured the bronze medal. But that is easier said than done. When asked about her performance, the optimistic Olympian had this to say:
“However much I’ve learned, I did it the best I could. I am very happy, but sad at the same time that I couldn’t win a medal. But yes, there will be more competitions ahead where I will try my best. I want to thank my coach Mr Abhishek, he had supported me immensely. I also want to thank the Sports Authority of India, Gymnastics Federation of India. I want to thank everyone who supported me. If I had worked a little harder, I would have done better. But winning and losing is a part of sports.”
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Although Dipa has not been able to etch her name in the glory of the Olympic medal, she has, by participating in the vaults final, proven that she is the future face of Indian gymnastics.