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Overcoming Adversity: Dipa Karmakar Readies for World Gymnastics Championships with Injury and Suspension in Her Past


Feb 11, 2024
Dipa Karmakar gets ready for the World Gymnastics Championships in Cairo

Dipa Karmakar, a world-class gymnast and a Padma Shri recipient, is preparing to represent her country once again at the World Gymnastics Championships in Cairo, Egypt from February 15-18. Ms. Karmakar, who gained fame at the Rio Olympics, is currently in New Delhi practicing for the upcoming championships. Despite a right leg injury, she is determined to excel on the vaulting table, her only event at the competition.

Ms. Karmakar’s coach, Vishveshwar Nandi, expressed confidence in her abilities but also expressed concern about her injury. “She has not fully recovered from the surgery on her right leg,” he said. “But I have faith that she will bring honor to the country with her performance.”

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. Karmakar as she prepares for this important competition.

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