Dipa Karmakar nails Produnova, but misses out on bronze medal by a whisker

Dipa Karmakar almost pulled off the impossible in Gymnastics at Rio Olympics after finishing fourth with a score of 15.066.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 15, 2016 1:00 am
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India’s Dipa Karmakar almost pulled off the impossible in Gymnastics at Rio 2016 Olympics after finishing fourth in the Vaults final. 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.

Karmakar’s final score of 15.066 gave her the fourth position in the final. Her first vault fetched her 14.866 points but her Produnova gave her 15.266. She was second after her two vaults but Russia and USA were the last to go and that pushed Karmakar out of the top three position.

The Indian gymnast’s first vaults had a score of 6.000 in difficulty and 8.866 in execution and that made her a strong contender for a medal.
In the second vault, the Produnova, the difficult points were 7.000 but the execution gave her 8.266 points. She occupied the second position after the vaults.
Karmakar had created history when she became the first Indian to qualify for the apparatus finals. She had finished eighth in the qualification event of the Vaults with a score of 14.850 to qualify.

This capped another dismal day for India at the Rio Games as it failed to open their medal account with only for six days left.

Star badminton player Saina Nehwal crashed out of Games after losing her second game in group stage and later tennis mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna lost their bronze medal play-off.

Dipa Karmakar’s final: As it happened¬†

In hockey, India lost 3-1 to Belgium in the quarter-finals to crash out of the Olympics. Boxer Manoj Kumar also bowed out of the Games after his pre-quarters loss.

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  1. C
    Aug 14, 2016 at 7:32 pm
    Dipa ji - Great Performance. Made India Proud. Thanks for such dream performance.
    1. A
      Aug 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm
      I am so happy that India occupied North East, else we could not have been so proud today, albeit shamelessly.
      1. J
        Aug 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm
        I think the best meat lean meat which is very good is pig meat and with Jesus blood it makes it ready to win gold.
        1. H
          Aug 14, 2016 at 10:03 pm
          Of course, nothing wrong in having that. I was in a training in a foreign land and during lunch one of the trainees, a pure brahmin, was so casual in the having pork lasagna. I asked him if he was aware of what he was eating. He said with a stare at me, "You thought I am illiterate not to have read that was written next to the pan". Then I shut my mouth.
          1. H
            Aug 14, 2016 at 9:08 pm
            Cow meat is good for sports. Eat cow meat and win bronze medals.
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