Dipa Karmakar, the world-renowned gymnast from India, is set to return to the international stage after a five-year hiatus. She will represent her country at the World Gymnastics Championships in Cairo, Egypt from February 15th to 18th. Despite facing an injury to her right leg, Padma Shri recipient Deepa is determined to excel on the vaulting table, her sole event at the upcoming championships.
Dronacharya awardee Vishveshwar Nandi, Ms. Dipa’s coach, expressed his confidence in her abilities but also expressed concern about her injury. He stated, “She has not fully recovered from the surgery on her right leg, but I have faith that she will bring honor to the country with her performance.”
Deepa shared her determination to bring success to India 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 since then 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. Dipa as she prepares for this exciting opportunity.