Olympics | Dipa Karmakar: The daredevil
From fashioning a springboard from shock absorbers to becoming one of the world's top gymnasts
A printout on the wall outside the gymnastics hall at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium reads, “Gymnastics Training—Dipa and Others". Yes, you have to separate Dipa Karmakar from the rest of her fellow gymnasts. And perhaps from a whole bunch of other Indian athletes as well. Because that’s how phenomenal the 22-year-old gymnast from Tripura, and her achievement, is.