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PM Modi congratulates Dipa on gold medal feat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Modi today congratulated star gymnast for winning a gold medal in the vault event of the FIG Artistic World Challenge Cup in Mersin,

"is proud of @DipaKarmakar! Congratulations to her on winning a well-deserved Gold in the vault event at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, This win is a prime example of her tenacity and never-say-die attitude," PM Modi wrote on his official handle.

The 24-year-old Dipa, who had finished fourth in vault event in the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored a total average point of 14.150 to win the top prize. This was her first medal in a World Challenge Cup. She had topped the qualification also with a score of 13.400.

Minister also heaped praise on Dipa, saying she has come back with a bang.

"#DipaKarmakar is the stuff champions are made of! After battling an for the past 2 yrs, she makes a heroic comeback by clinching her first (medal) in the World Challenge Cup in Turkey! Many Congratulations to her for making (country) proud!," he tweeted.

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Dipa had suffered an Anetrior Cruciate after the Rio and had undergone a She was initially confident of making a comeback at but rehabilitation took more time than expected and she missed the event.

Dipa has been included in the 10-member Indian team for the upcoming

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 19:50 IST