Dipa Karmakar (Gymnast) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Dipa Karmakar is an artistic gymnast. She represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and is the first Indian female gymnast ever to contest in the Olympics, and the first Indian gymnast in 52 years to achieve this feat. She reached the 4th position in Women’s Vault Gymnastics at the Rio Olympics 2016. She is being aided by the GoSports Foundation under the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme. She has received the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Name: Dipa Karmakar
Nickname: Golden Girl of Tripura, Guddu
Profession: Women’s artistic gymnastics
DOB: August 9, 1993
Birth Place: Agartala
Home Town: Tripura
Home Address: Not Known
Best Friends: Not Known
Hobbies: Practicing or events, studying
Debut Work: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Coach: Biswaswar Nandi
Height: 147 centimetres
Weight: 45 kilograms
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Unmarried
Husband: Not Applicable
BF: Not Known
Kids: Not Applicable
Father: Dulal Karmakar (Weight lifting coach at SAI)
Mother: Gita Karmakar
Sister: Puja Saha
School: Bengali Medium School
College (Graduation): Women’s College, Agartala
College (Post-Graduation): Not Attended
Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)
Cars: BMW (It was gifted by V Chamundeswaranath, president of the Hyderabad Badminton Association, but her family returned it.)
Bikes: Not Known
House: Not Known
Net Income: Six figure dollar (estimate)
Film: Not Known
Actor: Not Known
Actress: Not Known
Song: Not Known
More Information and Facts about Dipa Karmakar
- Deepa came to the spotlight when she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and became the first Indian female gymnast ever to do so.
- Karmakar is one of the only five women who have effectively landed the Produnova, that is the most difficult vault currently performed in women’s gymnastics.
- She won a bronze medal at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and finished fifth at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, both firsts for India.
- On April 2016, Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian woman gymnast to be eligible for the Olympics and the first gymnast, male or female, from her country to enter the Games since Tokyo 1964.
- The Government of India conferred upon her the Khel Ratna award in August 2016 for her performance in Rio Olympics 2016.
- In 2008, she won the Junior Nationals in Jalpaiguri.
- Karmakar has won 77 medals, counting 67 gold, in state, national and international championships.
- She was part of the Indian gymnastics contingent at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
- Karmakar competed in the 2011 National Games of India, representing Tripura, where she won gold medals in the all-around and events of floor, vault, balance beam and uneven bars.
- Karmakar is only the fifth woman in gymnastics history to land the Produnova vault, also called the handspring double front.
- Karmakar tended to an injury throughout the end of 2017 because she had injured her knee while practicing for the trials of the 2017 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Then she experienced a curative surgery for her anterior cruciate ligament and was not capable of partaking in any events for the rest of the competitive season.
- She also removed herself from the selection trials for the Indian team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, due to the lack of readiness.