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Dipa Karmakar ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's top gymnast has been forced out of the upcoming owing to the career-threatening knee she picked up last year, her said today.

"She is not yet ready for a tournament like So, the target is to make her fully ready for (August 18-September 2)," Nandi told

Karmakar, the first Indian female to compete in the where she finished a historic fourth in the women's vault at the 2016 Rio Games, opted out of the CWG trials taking place at the here.

The Gold Coast Games take place from April 4-15.

"She is fit but needs more time to be competition-ready. I would not call it a setback and she has taken it very sportingly," added the


The 24-year-old had undergone an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in April last year and is continuing to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation process. She has, however, started training, according to Nandi.

The nature of the injury, which she picked up during a training camp, has not allowed her to compete since the Rio

She had scripted history at the 2014 in Glasgow, becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal in in the mega-event.

had also secured a bronze in the 2015 Asian Championships.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 17:15 IST
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