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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar misses Rio Olympics medal by a whisker

Updated: Aug 15, 2016 00:40 IST

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug 15 (ANI): Indian trailblazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar missed out on an Olympic medal by a whisker as she finished fourth in the women's individual vault final here at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, hailing from Agartala in Tripura, missed the bronze medal by 0.150 points as American gymnast Simone Biles won her third gold medal of the prestigious quadrennial event at the Rio Olympic Arena.

Biles clinched the gold with a vault of 15.966 ahead of Russia's Maria Paseka (15.253) and Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland (15.216).

Dipa performed Tsukahara (14.866) in her first attempt before successfully executing dangerous Produnova vault (15.266) in her second attempt to secure a remarkable 15.066 points overall.

Karmakar had created history when she became the first Indian gymnast to enter the final on her debut at the quadrennial multi-discipline games after finishing eighth in the qualifying round.

India, which have sent their largest-ever contingent of 119 athletes in Rio Olympics, are yet to open their medal account in the ongoing Summer Games. (ANI)