Rio 2016 Olympics Gymnastic: Dipa qualifies for women’s individual vault final, finishes 8th

By: | Published: August 8, 2016 6:38 AM

Rio 2016 Olympics Gymnastic: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has qualified for the women's individual vault final finishing 8th today and now she is in contention for a medal.

Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio 2016, Rio Olympics, Rio 2016 Olympics Gymnastic, India Rio Olympics, Rio Olympics, India Olympics, Gymnastic India, Dipa Karmakar, Dipa Karmakar Gymnast, Dipa Karmakar India, India Olympics Day 2, India Olympics Day 2 preview, India Olympics Day 2, India Olympics India Olympics, rio 2016, rio olympics, rio 2016, olympic games, olympic games rio 2016, olympic games 2016, rio olympics, India, india at olympics, india at olympics 2016, india olympics 2016, India medals at Olympics, Olympics medal, Olympics medals india, olympics, olympics 2016, rio de janeiro, sportsRio 2016 Olympics Gymnastic: Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her first attempt. Her score for difficulty was a tad lower at 6.000 in the second attempt. (Reuters)

Rio 2016 Olympics Gymnastic: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has qualified for the women’s individual vault final finishing 8th today and now she is in contention for a medal.

Earlier, Dipa Karmakar remained in the hunt for a place in the Olympic vault finals after finishing 6th in the qualifiers. 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.

Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her first attempt. Her score for difficulty was a tad lower at 6.000 in the second attempt.

She landed low on her Produnova vault in the first attempt, while her second vault was a Tsuk double full twist with step to the side.

The Indian was sixth in the vault standings with two more sub-divisions to go. The top-eight, who would make the finals, would be known after all the five sub-divisions are completed.

In the other routines, Dipa secured 11.666 for her effort on the uneven bars, scoring low on difficulty but decent on execution. Later, Dipa scored 12.866 for her performance on the balance beam.

The floor exercise fetched Dipa a score of 12.033, which also included a 0.300 penalty.

Dipa, the first Indian woman gymnast to win a CWG medal, currently stands 27th in the all-round standings with a combined score of 51.665.

The eight gymnasts with the highest individual scores in each apparatus move on to compete for an individual event title in that apparatus.

The 24 men and 24 women with the highest combined individual totals move on to the all-around finals.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition