If not Rio, Tokyo! Dipa-The Light that continues to burn with Hope.
Dipa (Light in Hindi) Karmakar missed a bronze in her maiden Olympics by a very narrow margin (0.15 points). Coming from a very humble back ground from the North Eastern part of India, she did not expect to come this close, in her own words.
While her qualifying for the vault finals in gymnastics by itself would have been an achievement, she has pushed herself for the country and almost bagged a bronze medal. This miss has not demotivated the gymnast. On the contrary, she is raring to go for the Tokyo edition, where she believes the gold could be hers.
We salute the spirit of this miss amidst her miss by a whisker. May the Light shine for her always.