World-class gymnast Dipa Karmakar is set to represent her country once again as she prepares for the World Gymnastics Championships in Cairo, Egypt from February 15-18. Ms. Deepa, who gained fame at the Rio Olympics, is currently practicing in New Delhi for the upcoming championships. Despite a right leg injury, Padma Shri recipient Dipa is determined to excel on the vaulting table, her only event at the championships.
Dronacharya awardee Vishveshwar Nandi, Ms. Deepa’s coach, expressed confidence in her abilities but also expressed concern about her injury. He stated that while she has not fully recovered from surgery on her right leg, he believes she will bring honor to the country with her performance.
Ms. Dipa earlier shared her determination to bring success to her country and requested blessings and prayers from everyone. She faced a setback in her career when she was suspended for three years due to a doping controversy but has worked diligently to clear her name and prove herself at the world championships. Her goal is to proudly represent India at the championships in Egypt. The Tripura State Gymnastics Association and fellow gymnasts have also extended their best wishes to Ms. Dipa as she embarks on this journey once again.