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What drives this gymnast's death-defying leap for success? BBC News

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When Dipa Karmakar competed in her first gymnastics competition, she did so without shoes and borrowed an oversized, ill-fitting costume. Humble beginnings in a cash-strapped sport mean her gymnastic achievements, the first Indian to medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games, are all the more remarkable.

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Date: January 29, 2020

45 thoughts on “What drives this gymnast's death-defying leap for success? BBC News

  1. She was a respectful 4th in the Vault Final at Rio 2016, missed the bronz by a wisker. She is the first Indian gymnast to represent India in the Olympics. Much respect for her, to achive that with zero infrastructure support.

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