Another big one in her cap. This spectacular woman makes India proud yet again. Returning to action after a long lay-off of nearly two years due to injury, India’s topnotch gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey today.

She has been included in the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the upcoming Asian Games.

The 24-year-old from Tripura, who had finished fourth in the vault event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored 14.150 to win gold on Sunday. She had topped the qualification as well with a score of 13.400.

This is Karmakar’s first medal in a World Challenge Cup.

Karmakar was accompanied by her coach Bisheshwar Nandi. She has also qualified in balance beam finals by finishing third in the qualification with a score of 11.850.

Karmakar had suffered an Anetrior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after the Rio Olympics and had undergone surgery. She undertook therapy for it and has been nursing her injury. Dipa was earlier hoping to make her comeback at the Commonwealth Games but her recovering took longer. The rehabilitation took more time than expected and she couldn’t compete in the Gold Coast event.

She has been included in the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the upcoming Asian Games.

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