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Tripura celebrate Dipa�s qualification

By The Assam Tribune
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AGARTALA, April 18: Cheer and joy gripped Tripura since early Monday after local girl Dipa Karmakar, scripting history, became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics after putting up a strong show at the final qualifying and test event for the Rio Games.

�We came to know the splendid news through television. Since yesterday (Sunday) our entire family was sitting in front of the TV set. One and all roared suddenly when Dipa�s name was announced that she had qualified for the Olympics,� Dipa�s father Dulal Karmakar told IANS.

�Our long cherished dream is fulfilled, as our daughter has been rewarded in the highest international sports meet,� Dipa�s mother Gauri Karmakar said as tears of joy rolled down her cheeks.

�Dipa was a little nervous when she was talked to us on Saturday over phone from Rio de Janeiro,� she added.

The 22-year-old, who is an Asian Championship bronze medallist, qualified in the artistic gymnastics event for the Rio Olympics after collecting 52.698 points in the test event. � IANS

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Tripura celebrate Dipa�s qualification

AGARTALA, April 18: Cheer and joy gripped Tripura since early Monday after local girl Dipa Karmakar, scripting history, became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics after putting up a strong show at the final qualifying and test event for the Rio Games.

�We came to know the splendid news through television. Since yesterday (Sunday) our entire family was sitting in front of the TV set. One and all roared suddenly when Dipa�s name was announced that she had qualified for the Olympics,� Dipa�s father Dulal Karmakar told IANS.

�Our long cherished dream is fulfilled, as our daughter has been rewarded in the highest international sports meet,� Dipa�s mother Gauri Karmakar said as tears of joy rolled down her cheeks.

�Dipa was a little nervous when she was talked to us on Saturday over phone from Rio de Janeiro,� she added.

The 22-year-old, who is an Asian Championship bronze medallist, qualified in the artistic gymnastics event for the Rio Olympics after collecting 52.698 points in the test event. � IANS

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