Actors like Shahid Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Dia Mirza have tweeted their admiration of the young gymnast, who will be 23 on Tuesday.
Here's what they said:
Congrats Dipa, It's high time we showed the world what we r really made of. #DipaKarmakar? Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 8, 2016
#DipaKarmakar in the finals!? mandira bedi (@mandybedi) August 8, 2016
Moment of pride. An Indian making her presence felt, in the up until now, unknown world for us: gymnastics
Dipa's feat went unwatched by India because the TV broadcast, controlled by Rio, failed to show it. In Mumbai, celebrity sports fan Amitabh Bachchan was one of many left disappointed.
T 2341 - #DipaKarmakar .. they said they would show you but never did .. channels interested in the other country athletes ! Good luck? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2016
Dipa Karmakar, who won a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two years ago, will compete in the final vault event at Rio on August 14.
We wish her all the best, as does Twitter.