Rio de Janeiro: Hours after creating history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold in vaults finals at the test event of the Rio Games yesterday.

September 22, 2014: India's Dipa Karmakar performs on the vault during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Pic/AFP
September 22, 2014: India's Dipa Karmakar performs on the vault during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Pic/AFP

Twenty-two-year-old Dipa scored 14.833 as her best effort to finish first in the women's vaults finals and win the gold in a rare such feat by an Indian gymnast in a global event.

Dipa came up with her gold winning effort in the first attempt itself and she scored 14.566 in her second and last try.

This gold won by Dipa in vaults has nothing to do with her Olympic qualification in the artistic event, which is an all-round competition.

Gymnastics officials said that Dipa's feat was the first time an Indian woman clinched a gold in a global gymnastic competition.

"No Indian has ever won a gold at a global event earlier and Dipa's gold is the first time this is happening. She has qualified for the Olympics and then has won a gold now. This is fantastic stuff," international referee Deepak Kagra told PTI.

Earlier in the day, Dipa created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics as she booked a berth for the Rio Games after a strong performance at the final qualifying event here.