Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar has won the gold medal in women’s vault in FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin in Turkey.
The performance should propel Dipa, who was out of action for about two years due to a leg injury, to work harder for the upcoming Asian Games.
This is Dipa's first medal in a World Challenge Cup. Dipa, who topped the vault qualification with 13.4, improved her performance by a few notches to garner 14.15 points and secure the top honour in her pet event.
Later, she finished a creditable fourth in balance beam after tying on 12.1 with Azerbaijan’s Yuliya Inshina. In the qualification, Dipa was third with 11.85. Turkey’s Goksu Sanli bagged the gold with a score of 12.55.