Tripura’s Deepa Kumari created history in Rio Olympics

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Tripura’s Dipa Kumari created history last Sunday when she entered into the finals for Pole Vaulting in the Rio Olympics. This is the first time in 52 years that a female Indian athlete reached the finals of a Gymnastics event.

She also came in sixth in artistic Gymnastics. She scored a total of 14.850 after two attempts at Produnova vault to secure a place in the finals. Eight other contestants will be competing with her in the finals.

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Dipa is also one among 5 other female athletes to successfully perform the Produnova Vault. She first made headlines when she secured a bronze medal in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games

She also bagged a bronze medal and secured 5th place in the finals of the 2015 Asian Championship held in Hiroshima.

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