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Bio
Real NameDipa Karmakar
NicknameGolden Girl of Tripura, Guddu
ProfessionWomen's artistic gymnastics
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 150 cm
in meters- 1.5 m
in Feet Inches- 4’ 11”
Weightin Kilograms- 47 kg
in Pounds- 104 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)31-25-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International Debut2014 Commonwealth Games
Coach/MentorBiswaswar Nandi
Career Turning Point2014 Commonwealth Games
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 August 1993
Age (as in 2017)24 Years
Birth PlaceAgartala
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownTripura
SchoolBengali Medium School
CollegeWomen's College, Agartala
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Arts (Humanities)
FamilyFather- Dulal Karmakar (Weight lifting coach at SAI)
Dulal Karmakar
Mother- Gita Karmakar

Sister- Puja Saha
Sister Puja Saha
ReligionHindu
EthnicityBengali
HobbiesShe does not have any hobby except her practice and studies
Favourite Things
Favorite AtheleteSimone Biles
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Sexual Orientation Not Known
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
HusbandN/A
FianceN/A

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Dipa Karmakar

  • Does Dipa Karmakar smoke:? Not Known
  • Does Dipa Karmakar drink alcohol:? Not Known
  • Dipa Karmakar is the only Indian women who has won a bronze medal in Gymnastics, competing at an international event.
  • She is one of the only five women who have attempted and succeeded to perform Produnova (difficulty level 7) which is said to be a very difficult and a risky vault to perform. She has also recorded a record score of 15.100, the highest in the competition.
  • She has been consistence with her performances in different events and competitions. She won a bronze in the Asian Gymnastics Championship and World Artistic Gymnastic Championships.
  • Karmakar has qualified for the 2016 finals at the Rio Olympics and is paving the way for Indian youth to be motivated to take up gymnastics, painting a picture for them to picture their dreams.
  • Dipa is the only Indian female gymnast to score a place in the Olympics and became the first women to qualify for Olympics since the last 52 years.
  • She has support from the GoSports Foundation to pursue her career in gymnastics.
  • Dipa started doing gymnastics when she was only 6 years old.
  • She had flat feet when she joined gymnastics and her coach mentioned, “I still remember Dipa coming to me as a flat-footed kid, which is not good for a gymnast. It affects the spring in her jump.” It was very hard to add the curve to her feet.
  • Biswaswar Nandi has been the only coach training Dipa Karmakar since she started training.
  • Dipa was reluctant to do gymnastics in the beginning, but it was her father who convinced her to do the sport and stick to it. He worked in the Sports Authority of India and wanted for her do sports.
  • She comes from a family where sports is not an alien concept; her father is a weightlifting coach.
  • She has been competing in gymnastics since she was fifteen and has collected 77 medals over the span of 9 years. 67 out of these medals are gold medals which she earned with sincere efforts in the state, national and world championships.
  • Dipa Karmakar promised her own self to win a medal at the Common Wealth games held in 2014 at Glasgow, when she saw Ashish Kumar win the first gymnatics medal for India. She said to herself, “I will win it for India in Glasgow four years down the line”.
  • “I would’ve been nothing, if it was not for her coach Biswaswar Nandi,” said Dipa.
  • She was mentioned by the Indian sports icon, the Master blaster”, Sachin Tendulkar at the CWG felicitation.
  • Dipa is humble, content and determined. At the 2014 Asian Games, after she finished fourth, she said, “See, the two top girls here are the gold and silver medalists in the Olympics while the third girl was bronze winner at the world championships. So, I’m more than happy that I gave them a good fight and finished fourth here.”
  • She is dedicated and a submissive student to her coach except the times when there are disagreements. She follows every word of advise religiously but loses it sometimes as she can be short tempered and rebellious.
  • Karmakar trained without any equipment for eight months before the 2014 Commonwealth Games, although, the situation changed and the federation arranged for a training camp. Her coach Nandi believes the camp was helpful to achieve success in Hiroshima.
  • After clearing the trials, she became eligible to receive Rs 30 lakh from the Sport Ministry under the Target Olympics Scheme (TOPS).
  • Her coach Nandi told the Firstpost in joy, “Desire, hunger to do well in gymnastics. Dipa has that. She told me once ‘Whatever you want me to do, I will not say no to you coach’,” and except when she loses her temper with me, she has kept her word.”
  • Karmakar trains from 9 am – 12: 30 pm and 5 – 8:30 pm every day.
  • She was given a gift check of Rs. 15,00,000 to support her ambition.
  • She was not the first option of the Indian Team to compete in the Rio Olympics as she failed to book a berth for Olympics through the World Championship as she could not reach the podium, scoring no medal in the event.
  • Dipa was obviously hurt because of people’s nuisance of comparing gymnastics with circus tricks.
  • She had a fear of falling and was afraid of even stepping up on the beam bar. She started keeping a track of her attempts on the balance beam and it totaled to 127 at the end of the week. She was not born with it as it looks but she sure but she hit the bulls eye.
  • She is an Arjuna Award recipient. She was honored in 2015.
  • When she won a bronze in the Commonwealth Games, this was her inner voice, “When I went to get the medal and saw the Indian flag flying, all I could think was that I should not be standing on the side on the podium, but in the middle.
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