Dipa Karmakar bags gold in Asian Women’s Artistic Gymnastic Championships

Tashkent (Uzbekistan): Top gymnast Dipa Karmakar won a historic gold medal at the Asian Women’s Artistic Gymnastic Championships here in Tashkent, becoming the first Indian to achieve the feat.

In the individual vault finals, Karmakar topped the field among eight gymnasts with an average score of 13.566. In both his attempts, the 30-year-old got the same score of 13.566.

North Koreans Kim Son Hyang (13.466) and Jo Kyong Byeol (12.966) won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Earlier, Karmakar had won a bronze medal in the same event in Hiroshima in 2015.

She became a household name in the country after finishing fourth in the vault final at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Karmakar also won a bronze medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Karmakar returned to action last year after serving a 21-month ban after testing positive for a banned substance.

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