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Tripura TMC says CPI-M of politicising Dipa Karmakar's BMW row

Tripura TMC says CPI-M of politicising Dipa Karmakar's BMW row

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Oct. 14 : The Tripura unit of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) has charged the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front government in the statet of politicising the issue of ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar returning her gifted BMW due to the poor condition of roads.

Justifying Dipa's concern that in the absence of a BMW service centre in Agartala, it will be very expensive for her to maintain such a posh car, TMC MLA Sudip Roy Barman lauded Dipa for taking a wise decision.

Dipa Karmakar should be declared brand ambassador of Indian Sports: TMC

Dipa Karmakar should be declared brand ambassador of Indian Sports: TMC

Agartala (Manipur) [India], Sept. 8 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) vice-president Mukul Roy and retired international footballer and an Arjuna award winner Prasun Banerjee, who at present is also a TMC MP, today felicitated gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi.

Both the leaders from Kolkata along with the local leaders went to Dipa's house to felicitate her and her coach on behalf of the TMC during a small programme.

Dipa Karmakar welcomes PM Modi's Olympics task force

Dipa Karmakar welcomes PM Modi's Olympics task force

Agartala [India], Aug. 27 : India's gymnastics heroine Dipa Karmakar has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of setting up a task force to prepare an action plan for the next three Olympic Games, and expressed hope that it would yield positive results and the country would get many medals in the upcoming Summer Games.

"I want to thank sir. I hope we get many medals in the coming Olympics. Results will surely be really good," Karmakar told ANI.

Indian coaches' just as good as foreign counterparts, says Dipa Karmakar's coach

Indian coaches' just as good as foreign counterparts, says Dipa Karmakar's coach

Agartala (Tripura), Aug. 23 : Rejecting the notion that foreign coaches are more likely to deliver results when it comes to local athletes, 'Produnova' specialist Dipa Karmakar's coach Bishweshwar Nandi asserted that Indian coaches' can do just as well, or even better, provided they are given proper facilities and infrastructure.

Talking about his plans for Dipa and other Indian gymnasts for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Nandi told ANI here on Tuesday that he is hoping for a much better sports policy, so that they can aim for at least ten medals.

Assured Dipa before finals that if Produnova could do it, so could she: Karmakar's coach

Assured Dipa before finals that if Produnova could do it, so could she: Karmakar

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug 15 : Indian trailblazer gymnast Dipa Karmakar's coach Bisweshwar Nandi revealed that before the vault finals of the Rio Olympics here, he had motivated her by saying that if former Russian gymnast Yelena Produnova could execute the dangerous artistic vault then so could she.

Speaking to ANI here after Dipa's performance, Nandi said that on the night before the finals, he put absolutely no pressure on her and assured her of getting her name in a top slot.

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