Deepa Karmakar received a major psychological boost ahead of her campaign in the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when she was named a “World Class Gymnast” by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
This recognition came as another unparalleled accomplishment for Dipa, who made news a few months ago as the first Indian woman make it to the Olympics.
The 22-year-old garnered a total score of 52.698 points in the Olympics qualifying event to book a berth for artistic gymnastics in Rio Games to be held here in August.
Apart from being the first Indian woman, she will also be an Indian gymnast qualifying for the quadrennial extravaganza after 52 long years.
The International Federation of Gymnastics (Federation Internationale de Gymnastique) has confirmed Dipa's Rio Games qualification in its official release.
"Following the Women's Qualification Competition at the Gymnastics Test Event in Rio, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the list of nations and individual gymnasts that have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games," the world body said in its release.