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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by sameerph » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:32 pm

She does make it. Great news coming in of Deepa Karmakar becoming the first Indian gymnast to qualify for Olympics at the qualifying event today. :clap:

She had a overall score of 52.698 and improved a great deal on the routines other than Vault which is her speciality.

Well done.

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by VReddy » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:31 pm

Wow given that we have little/no history, this is phenomenal :notworthy: . This is what makes following the forum so enriching :)

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by Varma » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:10 pm

Wow...your post made my day, Sameer! Truly deserving Olympic berth for Deepa. I will look forward to follow her live during the olympics for the first time ever. Good luck, Deepa!

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by Varma » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:13 pm

Here's a video of her almost perfect Vault at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by suresh » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:52 pm

Great news! Congratulations to Deepa/Dipa and her family for their perseverance. Hope she picks up a medal in the vault!

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by SaniaFan » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:37 pm

Some of the videos of her performance in qualifier

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/spor ... 881499.cms

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by sameerph » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:48 pm

Following her qualification, today Dipa won the gold in Vault event in the Olympic qualifiers.

These are her scores today -

1st attempt

Difficulty - 7
Execution - 8.1
Vault score - 15.1

2nd attempt

Difficulty - 6
Execution - 8.566
Vault score - 14.566

Final Score - 14.833

The best of world's gymnasts might not be there at this event as they would have already qualified. Still, it looks like Dipa could be among top 8-10 gymnasts in the world in vault. Are we looking at a surprise medallist at Rio ?

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by SaniaFan » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:06 am

How about top 5!! She was 5th in last years world championship

1 PASEKA, MARIA RUS 15.666 15.633 6.400 9.233 15.700 6.300 9.400
2 HONG, UN JONG PRK 15.633 15.666 6.300 9.366 15.600 6.400 9.200
3 BILES, SIMONE USA 15.541 15.900 6.300 9.600 15.183 5.600 9.583
4 DOWNIE, ELISSA GBR 14.899 14.966 5.800 9.166 14.833 5.600 9.233
5 KARMAKAR, DIPA IND 14.683 15.300 7.000 8.300 14.066 6.000 8.366 -0.30



I think with her qualifiers performance she would have won the gold in commonwealth games.

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by sameerph » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:21 pm

Thanks Saniafan for those details. Looking at scores, she has improved over her world championships scores but will need to improve more to get among medals at Rio.

This is another article on Dipa's feat -

Dipa Karmakar vaults into history books after qualifying for Rio Olympic Games 2016

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by sameerph » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:07 pm

Well, we did not update this thread after Deepa's great show in Rio where she came in fourth in vault.

This is a nice article in the talent which is coming up in Tripura -

Ashmita and Abhishek, the two gymnasts primed to surpass Dipa Karmakar
"I believe Ashmita is a notch above Dipa. The kind of things she does on the vault at 15 is incredible. Dipa used to do them too, but Ashmita has a level of perfection which is extremely rare. She will go a long way," Nandi tells TOI Sports .
Abhishek performs the back body 360 vault with precision, the 720 version of which Dipa did in Rio Olympics. Apart from her, he is the only gymnast performing this and many such vaults in Tripura. I am sure he will be in top-three if he gets to compete at the top level," his coach Gourango Chandra Pal says. "He has done exceptionally well in school games even though he hasn't been in junior events yet. Had there been a competition at the Indian Under-15 level, then people would have known how special Abhishek is. He has feet movement like no other."
Nice to hear that although it will be difficult to say right now if these gymnasts come up at the level of Deepa at world level.

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by kujo » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:35 pm

sameerph wrote: It this girl can improve upon her first vault, she can go way up, probably even a contender for an olympic medal. Lets hope there is some coach who can do that her and for India.
She was indeed a contender for the Olympic medal Sameer - as you wisely predicted almost 2 years back and started this thread!!
Kudos for noticing her then, and for the recent "Ashmita and Abhishek, the two gymnasts primed to surpass Dipa Karmakar" :clap:

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by prasen9 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:44 pm

Dipa Karmakar blew out her ACL and is out for some time. Injury She will miss the Asian Gymnastics Championship.

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Re: Indian Gymnastics thread

Post by arjun2761 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Recovery from an ACL surgery normally takes quite a bit of time. In US professional sports, it is generally a year or more before an athlete is able to perform at their previous top level even if they can get back to training earlier.

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