Shah Rukh Khan lauds Dipa Karmakar - first Indian women gymnast to qualify for OlympicsSuperstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who has won a gold medal in the women's vaults finals at the Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who has won a gold medal in the women's vaults finals at the Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 50-year-old, who is currently riding high on the success of the film "Fan", has labeled Karmakar as the "pride of the nation" and added that her achievements inspire him.
"Finally our own Nadia Comaneci (a former Romanian gymnast). Dipa Karmakar you are the pride of our Nation. Your achievements inspire us. Thanks little one," the "Dilwale" star wrote on the photograph of the gymnast.
Finally our own Nadia Comaneci. Dipa Karmakar u r the pride of our Nation.Ur achievements inspire us.Thanks lil one. pic.twitter.com/WHESrF5Bnb
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 19, 2016
Karmakar became the first Indian woman gymnast to win a gold in a world gymnastics event. The 22-year-old scored 14.833 points in her first attempt, which was enough to secure her the top spot. Dipa scored 14.566 in her second and last tries, respectively.
The 22-year-old has already created history by winning bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.