HIROSHIMA, Aug 3: Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women�s vault bronze medal at the Asian Championships being held here on Monday.
Chinese Yan Wang successfully defended her title with 14.988 points followed by Japanese Sae Miyakawa with 14.812 points. Karmakar, who also won a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, finished with 14.725 points in third.
Dipa will turn 22 on August 9 and is a native of Agartala.
�#DipaKarmakar won #bronze n opened #India�s medal tally at d #AsianGymnastics Championship, #Japan #SAI Way 2 go!!� Sports Authority of India tweeted.
Earlier in February, Karmakar excelled with a total of five gold medals for Tripura in the 35th National Games in Kerala.
At the 2014 Asian Games, Karmakar finished fourth in the vault final with a score of 14.200. � IANS