Dipa Karmakar nails Produnova, but misses out on bronze medal by a whisker


India’s Dipa Karmakar almost pulled off the impossible in Gymnastics at Rio 2016 Olympics after finishing fourth in the Vaults final. She missed the bronze medal by 0.150 points.

USA’s Simone Biles won the gold medal with a score of 15.966 while the silver went to Russia’s Maria Paseka after her score of 15.253. Bronze was bagged by Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber for her score of 15.216.

Karmakar’s final score of 15.066 gave her the fourth position in the final. Her first vault fetched her 14.866 points but her Produnova gave her 15.266. She was second after her two vaults but Russia and USA were the last to go and that pushed Karmakar out of the top three position.

The Indian gymnast’s first vaults had a score of 6.000 in difficulty and 8.866 in execution and that made her a strong contender for a medal.
In the second vault, the Produnova, the difficult points were 7.000 but the execution gave her 8.266 points. She occupied the second position after the vaults.
Karmakar had created history when she became the first Indian to qualify for the apparatus finals. She had finished eighth in the qualification event of the Vaults with a score of 14.850 to qualify.


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