Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, known for her incredible performance at the Rio Olympics, is set to represent India once again in the World Gymnastics Championships in Cairo, Egypt from February 15-18. Despite facing a right leg injury, the Padma Shri recipient is determined to excel on the vaulting table, her only event at the upcoming championships.
Dipa’s coach, Vishveshwar Nandi, expressed confidence in her abilities but also expressed concern about her injury. “She has not fully recovered from the surgery on her right leg,” he said. “But I have faith that she will bring honor to the country with her performance.”
Dipa earlier shared her determination to bring success to her country and requested blessings and prayers from everyone. She faced a setback in her career when she was suspended for three years due to a doping controversy, but she has worked diligently to clear her name and prove herself at the world championships. Her goal is to proudly represent India at the championships in Egypt.
The Tripura State Gymnastics Association and fellow gymnasts have also extended their best wishes to Dipa as she prepares for this important competition.