RIO DE JANEIRO: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar scripted history as she became the first Indian to make the cut for the individual vault finals in her debut Olympic Games after finishing 8th in the qualifying round here.
The Tripura-girl, who is the country’s first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated ‘ Produnova ‘ vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts. But that was just about enough to secure her a place in the finals scheduled for August 14 as the top-8 made the cut for the medal round.
Dipa, the first Indian woman gymnast to win a Commonwealth Games medal, stood a poor 47th in the all-round standings with a combined score of 51.665.
The eight gymnasts with the highest individual scores in each apparatus move on to compete for an individual event title in that apparatus.