From Sachin, Sehwag to Abhishek Bachchan: Celebrities congratulate gymnast Dipa Karmakar on qualifying for Rio Olympics

Dipa Karmakar OlympicsNew Delhi: Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first ever Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. In the final qualifier of the Olympic Test event in Rio de Janeiro, the 22-year-old garnered a total score of 52.698 points in the Olympics qualifying event at Rio de Janerio to book a berth for artistic gymnastics in Rio Games to be held in August.

The Tripura girl secured 13.366 and 12.566 points in beam and floor exercises. She had earlier created history by becoming first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal (bronze) in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. She then became the first Indian woman gymnast to feature in the finals of World Championships last November.

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Let’s look at how twitterati reacted on her remarkable achievement.

Sachin Tendulkar congratulated her on creating history by her qualification. Sachin wished her saying “You inspire younger minds with your achievement.”

Vashundhara Raje, CM of Rajasthan, congratulated her and wished her all the best for Rio Olympics.

Rajyavardhan Rathore, Olympic silver medalist and Union minister congratulated her on becoming the first Indian woman gymnast sealing Olympic berth. He also wished her to make India proud once more (in Olympics). “Billion prayers behind you,” he said.

Amish Tripathi of Shiva Triology fame, congratulated her on her achievement. He said, “Good to see achievements in the field of gymnastics too from India!”

Actor Abhishek Bachchan, too, expressed his happiness on Dipa’s qualification.

Dashing batsman Virender Sehwag congratulated her on being first ever Indian gymanast to qualify for the Olympics.