This year’s Forbes’ list of super achievers from Asia — under the age of 30 — has over 50 Indians enlisted. They are being heralded as the flag-bearers who are “pushing boundaries of innovation”. Among them, notable names are — Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik and the very versatile actress Alia Bhatt.
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar recently underwent a knee surgery, clouding her participation in the Asian Championships to be held next month. The star gymnast tweeted: Hi everyone, ek update hai. Mujhe recently practice mein injury hua aur ACL ka surgery hua hai. Rehab shuru hai, jaldi wapis aaungi! :)) pic.twitter.com/wr3pRtOzAr — Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) April 4, 2017 She(…)
Seven sport sensations are winning Padma Shri Awards this Republic day–Rio Olympic medalist, Sakshi Malik is one of them, a source told The Indian Express on Wednesday. .@SakshiMalik has been honoured with Padma AwardWe take a look at all the honours that she received since her win at #Rio2016. #ITSpecial pic.twitter.com/LOsCZDjVs6 — India Today (@IndiaToday) January 25,(…)
The last time Indian gymnasts shone at the Summer Games was 52 years ago. It took a young, energetic and graceful 22-year-old to to put the spotlight on a sport for India that we had never thought we even participated in. Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016 and also became(…)
Stellar gymnast Dipa Karmakar has decided to return her BMW which she got after her winning feat at this year’s Rio Olympics. Her family and her coach BS Nandi took this decision due to a number of reasons– the car’s high maintenance cost, lack of a BMW service centre in Agartala and absence of suitable(…)
Rio 2016 made history for India. As our women Olympians took over, India sat up and watched, stunned. What was happening there? Well, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Mallik snatched their wins at badminton and wrestling respectively; Dipa Karmakar did the death vault at gymnastics, and Aditi Ashok battled on at golf. These events that took place there made two huge changes(…)
Sakshi Malik’s wrestling bronze was the first medal that India won at the ongoing Rio Olympics. Badminton player PV Sindhu is in the women’s singles finals. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar lost a bronze by a whisker, but won the world’s heart. These women and all the others representing India and almost every nation on earth at(…)