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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wins Gold medal in 100 meters event at 2016 Rio Olympics

Jamaica’s speedster Usain Bolt has won the Gold medal in 100 meters final event at 2016 Rio Olympics by sprinting at recorded time of 9.81 seconds. With this he has retained his coveted title “Fastest man alive on the planet”.

Besides, American Sprinter Justin Gatlin won silver medal (9.89 seconds) and Andre De Grasse of Canada won bronze medal (9.91 seconds).

This was Usain Bolt’s third Olympic Gold medal in the 100m event after he had won in 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He also has all the sprinting world record to his name including the 100m, 200m and 4x100m. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records.


Dipika Pallikal wins PSA Australian Open

India’s top squash player Dipika Pallikal has won the prestigious PSA Australian Open held in Melbourne.

In the 40-minute final match, she defeated Mayar Hany (World no 8) of Egypt by 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 score.

Earlier in 2015, Pallikal had won the prestigious Winnipeg Winter Open held in Canada. Besides, she also has won Macau Squash Open (2013), Meadowood Pharmacy Open (2013), Crocodile Challenge Cup (2011), Dread Sports Series (2011) and Orange County Open (2011).


Gymnast Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian to qualify for Vault Finals

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar (22) created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the apparatus finals of artistic Gymnastics at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

She qualified after finishing eighth on the standings in the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics

In this qualifying event Dipa was competing in the third sub-division. She had an average score of 51.665 after scoring 14.850 by performing her much-vaunted ‘Produnova’ vault cleanly on the vault, 12.866 in balance beam, 11.666 on the uneven bars and 12.033 in floor exercises.

The three-time world all-round champion Simone Biles from US topped the charts with a score of 16.050. Besides, Jong Un Hong from North Korea stood at the second position after securing 15.683 and was followed by Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland.

About Dipa Karmakar

  • Born on 9 August 1993 in Agartala, Tripura.
  • At 2014 Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow she had created history becoming the first Indian female gymnast to win medal (bronze) in history of the games.
  • he also had won a bronze medal at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and had finished fifth at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
  • She is also one of the five women who have successfully landed on very difficult Produnova vault in competition.