Dipa Karmakar though missed out on an Olympic medal, still showed some character and gave a decent performance. The Indian gymnast stood a solid chance of winning a silver medal after finishing her performance but was later pushed to fourth spot. She missed the bronze medal by 0.150 points.
USA’s Simone Biles won the gold medal with a score of 15.966 while the silver went to Russia’s Maria Paseka after her score of 15.253. Bronze was bagged by Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber for her score of 15.216.
Here’s what pundits and experts have to say about Dipa Karmakar’s performance.
Thank u #DipaKarmakar fr getting us united at midnight cheering fr Gymnastics,in a country with no infrastructure for this sport.Super Proud
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) 14 August 2016
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) 14 August 2016
#DipaKarmakar you made us all proud.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) 14 August 2016
— Raj Nayak (@rajcheerfull) 14 August 2016
Very proud of #DipaKarmakar
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) 14 August 2016
i have seen some things in my life, but i have never cried at a sports event. i am today. this girl is just… #DipaKarmakar
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) 14 August 2016
I think India should be very very proud of #DipaKarmakar.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 14 August 2016
Was I the only Indian to get a little tearful with pride watching Dipa? Dont care if she gets a medal. She’s made us proud #DipaKarmakar
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) 14 August 2016
Praying for our #DipaKarmakar ! Proud of you:)
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) 14 August 2016