Dipa Karmakar is an Indian artistic gymnast, who first burst onto the scene for winning bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but reached the pinnacle of popularity when she became the only Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympic finals, and ended 4th, missing the bronze by a whisker.
For her outstanding performances and contribution to the sports, she was awarded with Arjuna Award in 2015, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2016 and Padm Shree, the fourth highest civilian award in India in the year 2017.
Dipa Karmakar Early life
Dipa Karmakar was born in Agartala, Tripura. Despite suffering from the problem of flat feet, she decided to take up the sport and was supported by her parents. She did face a lot of financial hurdles during the initial training, she belongs to a state where people struggled for food, unemployment and shelter. She even lacked the equipment’s like vaulting table, but despite all odds she pursued the training and became the best Indian gymnast ever. She is eyeing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will leave no stones unturned in making it big this time around.
Dipa Karmakar Personal life
Dipika Karmakar, the 4 feet 11 inch tall athlete hails from Bengali ethnicity and is a spiritual person by nature. She is a Hindu by religion and enjoy celebrating festivals with family. She is extremely close to his father, there is not a single news on her affairs till date.
Dipa Karmakar Professional life
Dipa Karmakar started her illustrious career by winning a gold medal at the Junior Nationals in 2008 and since then she never looked back. 3 years down the line she again stunned the world by winning gold at the National games of India in 2011, she set a new record by winning gold in balance beam, floor, vault, uneven bars, and for all-around performance.
She has won a total of 77 medals till date that includes medal won at state, national and international level.
Dipa Karmakar Achievements
- Her first ever achievement was winning the Junior Nationals in Jalpaiguri in 2008.
- She also won a bronze medal at the Asian Championships in 2014 held in Hiroshima.
- In October 2015, Karmakar became the first Indian gymnast to qualify for a final stage at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Glasgow.
- On 10 August 2016, Dipa became the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the final vault event at the Olympics, but couldn’t reach the finals and missed the bronze by a whisker.
- In July 2018, when she won a gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin in Turkey.
- In 2017, she was honored with a D.Litt. degree by the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala.
- In 2017, Karmakar was also listed in the Forbes’ list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30.
- On the occasion of Barbie Doll’s 60th anniversary, Dipa was selected as a Barbie Role Model inspiring the next generation of females.
- But for every Indian fan the biggest achievement of Dipa Karmakar is performing Produnova Vault – The Vault of Death at Rio Olympics 2016.
Height – 4ft. 11in. (150 cm)
Weight – 50 kg (110 lbs)
Eye Colour- Black
Hair Colour- Black
Dipa Karmakar Personal life
Date of Birth- 9 August 1993
Age (as in 2019)- 26 Years
Birthplace- Agartala, Tripura
Zodiac sign- Leo
Hometown- Agartala, Tripura
School- Agartala’s Abhoynagar Nazrul Smriti Vidyalaya
College/University- Women’s College, Agartala
Educational Qualification(s)- Bachelor of Arts | MA in Political Science
Caste- Other Backward Class (OBC)
Food Habit- Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies- Cooking, Listening to Music, Watching Films
Dipa Karmakar Net Worth
Dipa Karmakar’s Net Worth is still not disclosed, however, it is estimated to be close to the INR 1 crore mark. Since 2014, she has received huge cash prizes and gifts from the government of India and endorsements. She was also gifted a BMW car worth Rs. 25 Lakhs by BMW brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, but she returned it.
Social Media Profiles
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