In five years, world-class gymnast Dipa Karmakar will once again represent her country in the World Gymnastics Championships in Cairo, Egypt from February 15-18. Deepa, who gained fame at the Rio Olympics, is currently practicing in New Delhi for the upcoming championships. Despite a right leg injury, Padma Shri recipient Dipa is determined to excel on the vaulting table, her sole event at the competition.
Her coach and Dronacharya awardee Vishveshwar Nandi expressed confidence in her abilities but also expressed concern about her injury. He said, “She has not fully recovered from surgery on her right leg, but I believe she will bring honor to India with her performance.”
Dipa earlier shared her determination to bring success to India and asked for everyone’s blessings and prayers. She faced a setback in her career when she was suspended for three years due to a doping controversy but worked diligently to clear herself and prove herself at the world championships. Her goal is to proudly represent India at the competition. The Tripura State Gymnastics Association and fellow gymnasts have also extended their best wishes to Ms. Dipa.