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My first target is to reach the final round: Dipa Karmakar

 Agencies |  2016-07-19 23:20:52.0  |  New Delhi

My first target is to reach the final round: Dipa Karmakar

“My preparation is going well. I want to do well in Rio. My first target will be reach the final first,” the 22-year-old from Agartala said on the sidelines of IOA’s official send-off ceremony of the Indian Olympic contingent. “I am trying to improve my score by at least 0.34 points then also it will be great. My practice is going on well and I am trying to improve on that. I’m practicing in Indira Gandhi stadium.”

Karmakar has logged the highest score on a Produnova in the world: 15.300, which is 7.000 for difficulty, and an 8.300 for execution, making her the rarest of rare phenomenons. 

Only two of her contemporaries have attempted the Produnova: Yamilet Pe a of Dominican Republic and Fadwa Mahmoud of Egypt but none have managed to garner a high of 15.100 in a high-profile competition.

Karmakar said:”I know Produnova vault is dangerous. But I have been doing it for two years. You have to take a little risk trying to do something. Since 2014, I have been doing it and I will try to do better at Olympics.” 

Her coach Biseswar Nandi said the competition is very high but remained hopeful of medal from his ward. 

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