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And that’s how Dipa won!

Despite Simone Biles bagging Gold at Rio Olympics, it was Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar who was trending on social media

Dipa Karmakar might have finished fourth in women’s vault gymnastics event at Rio Olympics on Sunday, but she won the hearts with her Produnova.

Ms. Karmakar became the household name after she became the first Indian to qualify for Olympics in gymnastics. Expectations were running high that this Tripura woman would end India’s drought for a medal at Rio, after she made it to the finals by finishing eighth.

She began trending in Google and across social media even before the actual event.

Wishes were pouring in from cross section of people including sports icons, politicians and celebrities.