Dipa Karmakar over the moon after meeting Nadia Comaneci

By  PTI | Posted  21-Mar-2017

Karmakar and Comaneci
Karmakar and Comaneci

Dipa Karmakar got a lifetime opportunity to meet legendary Russian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, who also suggested the Indian some changes in her Produnova vault.

Nadia became the first gymnast in the history of Olympics to achieve perfect score of 10.0 at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. “She (Nadia) gave recognition to gymnastics across the globe, she had taken 10 out of 10 in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. For all of us in gymnastics, Nadia is God. And I got a chance to sit and talk to her. She suggested that if I do certain changes in my Produnova vault, it will be better. She made good comments and I was overwhelmed to interact with her,” Dipa said.

Dipa, who stood fourth, narrowly missed a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics held last year but now focuses on the 2020 Games in Tokyo and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi has made a roadmap for the same.