Dipa Karmakar Current Affairs - 2019

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Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championship: Pranati Nayak wins bronze

Pranati Nayak of India won bronze medal in vault event held at Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

About Pranati Nayak

The 23-year-old Indian gymnast is from West Bengal, who had qualified for vault finals with a 6th place, in finals scored 13.384 to claim bronze medal. She had scored 13.400 and 13.367 in the 1st and 2nd vault respesctively.

Other Winner: China’s Yu Linmin (14.350) clinched the gold and Japan’s Ayaka Sakaguchi (13.584) won silver medal at event.

She now currently stands tall as India’s 3rd major vaulting medallist after Dipa Karmakar and Aruna Reddy.

She now eyes her biggest challenge of World Championships 2019 which is scheduled to be held later this year.

About Asian Gymnastic Championships

AGC is organized by Asian Gymnastic Union (AGU) for each of the FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) gymnastic disciplines for both men’s and women’s. The FIG is the governing body of competitive gymnastics which is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The senior editions of Asian Gymnastics Championships is one in which competitors must be above 16 years of age.

The Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2020 will take place in Japan Tokyo, Japan from 2–5 May 2020.

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Dipa Karmakar: First Indian to win gold in Gymnastics World Challenge Cup

India’s leading gymnasts Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming first Indian gymnast to win gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey. This is her first medal in World Challenge Cup. Dipa Karmakar scored 14.150 to clinch the gold medal. Indonesia’s won silver medal with 13.400 points followed by Turkey’s Goksu Uctas Sanli who clinched bronze medal with score of 13.200. Dipa also topped qualification with score of 13.400.

Dipa Karmakar

She was born on 9 August 1993 in Agartala, Tripura. In August 2016, she scripted history by becoming first Indian female gymnast to qualify for final vault event at 2016 Rio Olympics, with score of 14.833. She missed out on the bronze medal in finals of the Women’s Vault event by finishing 4th with overall score of 15.066.

She is first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in Olympics, and first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years. She is only fifth woman in gymnastics history to land Produnova vault (handspring double front). She is also one of the five women who have successfully landed on very difficult Produnova vault in competition.

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. She also had won bronze medal at Asian Gymnastics Championships and had finished fifth at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

Awards and Honours: Government of India has honoured her with Khel Ratna award in August 2016 for her commendable performance in Rio Olympics 2016. She was also awarded Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award in 2017.

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