Gymnast Dipa Karmakar was the only bright spot in an otherwise dismal day for India at Rio Olympics on Day 9, as most of the big stars in fray crashed out of the mega event, further diminishing India’s hope of winning a medal in the 2016 Olympics.
Dipa, who had earlier become the first Indian athlete to reach a vault final, once again came up with an exemplary performance in the finals and finished fourth, winning a million hearts the world over. Considering that this was her first Olympics and the lack of resources and facilities under which she trained back home, this surely is a laudable achievement.
This is how the twitteratis reacted to her feat:
Thank u #DipaKarmakar fr getting us united at midnight cheering fr Gymnastics,in a country with no infrastructure for this sport.Super Proud— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 14, 2016
Congratulations #DipaKarmakar you have made your country and your people proud Jai hind ????!— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 15, 2016
#DipaKarmakar you inspire each and every Indian. Thank you for being that shining star.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 15, 2016
Wow what an inspiration sports is #DipaKarmakar you inspired every Indian today.This is just your beginning.Your are an Olympian champ.— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) August 15, 2016
#DipaKarmakar makes history with her brilliant performance! Well done! We are all really proud of her pathbreaking achievements ????????— Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) August 15, 2016
#DipaKarmakar you made us all proud.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 14, 2016