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Dipa Karmakar scripts history, wins first gymnastic medal for India at Commonwealth Games

By: Press Trust of India | Glasgow | Posted: July 31, 2014 10:47 pm | Updated: August 1, 2014 1:11 am

Young Dipa Karmakar scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games after she bagged a bronze in the vault event in Glasgow on Thursday.

The 20-year-old from Tripura collected 14.366 points to finish third in the women’s vault final at the SSE Hydro.

The gold went to England’s Claudia Fragapane who got 14.633 points while Elsabeth Black was second with 14.433 points.

In the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Ashish Kumar became the first Indian gymnast to win a medal at the CWG by winning a silver in vault and bronze in floor events.

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