Tripura girl Karmakar not only qualified for Olympics in her first attempt but also achieved fourth place but missed out on winning a medal in the women's vault competition by a whisker. The 23-year-old girl from Agartala agonisingly missed out on a medal by 0.15 point margin. Dipa averaged 15.066 points to finish fourth at the Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday.

Simone Biles of the US won the gold with an average of 15.966, while Maria Paseka (15.253) of Russia, and Switzerland's Giulia Steingrubber (15.216) took home the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Despite missing out on the medal, Dipa asserted that she is determined to train harder and do better at the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo. Sources also said that shooter Jitu Rai, who also missed bagging a medal, is a strong contention for the Khel Ratna. Dipa's coach Bisweshwar Nandi is also in the race to receive Dronacharya Award, presented by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for excellence in sports coaching.

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