Dipa Karmakar, first Indian woman gymnast to seal Olympics berth

Tripura’s young sports star Dipa Karmakar has been qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016, being the first Indian gymnast to qualify for it. Dipa Karmakar entered into history books as she became India’s first woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics after putting up a strong show at the final qualifying and Rio Games test event.

Dipa Karmakar is a 22 years old gymnast from Tripura, NE India. Dipa, who is an Asian Championship bronze medallist, qualified in the artistic gymnastics event for Rio Olympics after collecting 52.698 points in the test event, according to the world gymnastics governing body, FIG’s .

After qualifying for Rio Olympic she has made the nation proud. However, being and brough up in a poor infrastructure in Tripura’s sport scenario Dipa Karmakar has achieved a lot during her 22 years life. Dipa Karmakar, who became India’s first woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics ­­ will receive the sports ministry’s funding of up to Rs.30 lakh under the Target Olympic Scheme (TOPS), it was announced .The ministry of youth affairs and sports (Department of Sports) has formulated the TOP scheme for identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.
Extra info:
1. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports – Sarbananda Sonowal
2. Target Olympic Scheme (TOPS)
So lets do:
1. Who is the Minister of youth affairs and sports?
2. Tripura’s young sports star __________ has been qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016.
3. Dipa Karmakar associated to which sports?

Source  – The Economic Times


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