Written By: Debkumar Mitra
Photo: Abhishek Saha
The heroics of 2016 Rio Olympics are now a blur; the dangerous and difficult Produnova vault that she made famous in Indian kitchens has been erased from the collective consciousness of the entire nation but the indomitable spirit named Dipa Karmakar soldiers on. Many believe her performance has always been oh-so-near-yet-so-far variety yet gymnastics records tell a different story. The 24-year-old is not sitting on her laurels but preparing for one last hurrah at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Throughout her career as a gymnast, Dipa has always been ploughing a lonely furrow. She started with a huge a handicap as an athlete in a sport that is not taken seriously in India with virtually no financial