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CWG: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar creates history with women's vault bronze

Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian woman and second person from the country to clinch a historic Commonwealth Games medal in artistic gymnastics after winning the women's vault bronze

Glasgow: Young Dipa Karmarkar has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games after she bagged a bronze in the vault event here today.

The 20-year-old from Tripura collected 14.366 points to finish third in the women's vault final at the SSE Hydro here.

The gold went to England's Claudia Fragapane who got 14.633 points while Elsabeth Black was second with 14.433 points.

Dipa Karmakar
Dipa Karmakar performs on the floor during the Women's All-Around final of the Artistic Gymnastics event during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Pic/AFP

In the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Ashish Kumar became the first Indian gymnast to win a medal at the CWG by winning a silver in vault and bronze in floor events.

Agartala-born Dipa got the bronze with an average score of 14.366. The 20-year-old had scored a mere 13.633 points in Vault 1, the lowest out of eight competitors in the final.

However, in a remarkable comeback, Dipa scored the highest in Vault 2 with 15.100 to bring up her average to 14.366.

Earlier in the day, Ashish had finished sixth in the men's floor final where he took bronze in 2010.

With a score of 15.533 points, England's Max Whitlock clinched the gold while Canada's Scott Morgan (15.133) took the silver. New Zealander David Bishop (14.55) won the bronze.

The 23-year-old Ashish finished sixth out of eight competitors with a score of 13.8 points.

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