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Dipa Karmakar, Shine on. Celebs Tweet About India's Pride

Several famous personalities from the world of glamour and sports have congratulated Dipa Karmakar for making India proud

  | August 08, 2016 17:47 IST (New Delhi)
Dipa Karmakar

Dia Mirza and Shahid Kapoor photographed in Mumbai

Highlights

  • Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian gymnast to qualify for Olympics
  • She finished eighth in the qualifiers of the vault event
  • Twitter was abuzz with warm wishes for the young gymnast
On Sunday, Dipa Karmakar created history when she became the first Indian gymnast to make the cut for the Olympics, finishing eighth in the qualifiers for the vault event at the Rio Games. Since then, Twitter has been buzzing with good wishes and congratulatory messages, some of them from Bollywood.
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:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 

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.

 
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