Glasgow, July 31: Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian woman and the second person from the country to clinch a historic Commonwealth Games medal in artistic gymnastics when she won the women’s vault bronze at the SSE Hydro here Thursday.
Ashish Kumar had won India’s maiden gymnastics medals in CWG when he scalped the men’s vault silver and men’s floor bronze fours years ago in New Delhi. England’s Claudia Fragapane won the gold with an average score of 14.633 while Canada’s Elsabeth Black took home the silver with 14.433.
Agartala-born Dipa got the bronze with an average score of 14.366. The 20-year-old had scored a mere 13.633 points in Vault 1, the lowest out of eight competitors in the final. However, in a remarkable comeback, Dipa scored the highest in Vault 2 with 15.100 to bring up her average to 14.366.
Earlier in the day, Ashish had finished sixth in the men’s floor final where he took bronze in 2010. With a score of 15.533 points, England’s Max Whitlock clinched the gold while Canada’s Scott Morgan (15.133) took the silver. New Zealander David Bishop (14.55) won the bronze.
The 23-year-old Ashish finished sixth out of eight competitors with a score of 13.8 points.