Kolkata, April 28 : Dipa Karmakar, who became the first Indian woman to qualify for gymnastics in the Olympics was the star attraction at the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club (CSJC) awards here.
Dipa received the award as part of the club's diamond jubilee celebrations for her contribution to the sport. "Thank you for this award. This means a lot," Dipa said on Wednesday.
Her coach Bisheswar Nandi was also felicitated at the event.
Melbourne, June 19 - Muslim gymnast, Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, of Malaysia criticised for wearing revealing leotard despite winning two gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games.
Federal MP Jamil Khir Baharom announced a review of "Islamic compliance for clothing used for sports and other fields" following complaints the shape of 21-year-old's "aurat" (genitalia) could be seen through her standard- issue purple leotard, News. com. au reported.
Thiruvananthapuram: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist gymnast Dipa Karmakar excelled with a haul of five gold medals for Tripura while swimmers like Kerala golden boy Sajan Prakash continued to be on a record- shattering spree on day six of competitions in the 35th National Games here.
In the overall standings, it was the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) that dominated by breaking away from the neck-and-neck competition being offered by Haryana to top the medals tally with 38 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze for a total of 61. SSCB are eyeing a third consecutive overall title.
Thiruvananthapuram: Ravaged by injuries and left to fend for himself without a coach for three years now, India's first-ever gymnast to win Commonwealth and Asian Games medals, Ashish Kumar gets angry the moment anyone talks about expectations with him.
He feels the country's system simply fails talent at every step.
Here to compete in the ongoing 35th National Games, Ashish was the overwhelming favourite for an all round individual gold but settled for a silver.
London, Dec 26 - Louis Smith has been declared as the winner of the Christmas special 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2014 with his partner Aliona Vilani for the second time.
The Olympic gymnastic said that the first week of rehearsals were hard, but after than all the participants had a great time together, laughing and giggling and messing around on the dance floor, the BBC reported.
The silver medalist performed on 'Jingle Bells' with his professional partner Vilani and scored 40 points from the judges in the Christmas special finale.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar presented a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to Dipa.
Hundreds of fans, family members and sports officials were present at the event. (ANI)
Glasgow: A silver-medallist from the previous edition, Ashish Kumar would once again be India`s biggest hope for a podium finish in gymnastics when the artistic routines begin on Sunday at the Commonwealth Games here.
New Delhi - Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Ashish Kumar is hopeful that gymnastics can fetch India three medals in this edition of CWG in Glasgow starting Wednesday.
Nanning (China), April 12 - The Environmental Protection Bureau of Nanning has released a plan to guarantee a safe environment as the 45th World Gymnastics Championships to be held here in October.
Sofia, Nov 10 - China won two more titles and three silver medals at the FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships here Saturday evening.
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