14 Feb, 2018
Dipa Karmakar would miss the action at the Commonwealth Games this year, informed her coach Bishweshwar Nandi. He said that the gymnast from Agartala is not completely prepared to take part in her event at the CWG 2018. The Games begin on April 4 in Australia.
She chose to sit out of the three-day selection trials that happened in Delhi on Monday. Bisheshwar told ANI, “Deepa Karmakar’s performance is not up to the mark, that’s why as a coach I have decided not to send her for the Commonwealth Games. I told her that if your performance is not good and up to the mark then there is no point of going for the Games.”
Dipa will be making a comeback now at the Asian Games. Bisheshwar said, “I have asked her to prepare herself for the Asian Games.”
In 2014 CWG and Asian Games, Dipa had clinched a bronze medal. She was the first female gymnast in Indian history to do so.
At the Rio Olympics in 2016, she stood 4th in the finals, missing a medal by a whisker. She also became only the 5th women in the history of the sport to successfully complete ‘Produnova’.
Karmakar has been out of action since April 2017 after she went under the knife for an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery. She had suffered a knee injury at the trails of Asian Championships 2017.
Source: Google Sports