New Delhi, August 22: Dipa Karmakar will not be competing in the Asian Games 2018 women’s artistic gymnastics final after injuring her right knee during qualification on Tuesday.
The injury happened while landing during a practice session ahead of her participation in the women’s qualification for team and apparatus finals on Tuesday.
A sobbing Dipa blamed it on a jerk felt during the ‘podium practice’ and insisted she will strive to make up for the lost opportunity by shining in the balancing beam finals.
“…there was risk of a dangerous injury, so she could not be her best. We will give her rest from the team event but she will definitely do well in (balancing) beam finals,” Dipa’s coach Bisweswar Nandi told PTI. (HT)