Dipa Karmakar may not use death-vault at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_imgDipa Karmakar may not use death-vault at 2020 Tokyo OlympicsGymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed out on a medal by a whisker at the Rio Olympics in 2016, may not use produnova in the vault event in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 21:31 IST Dipa Karmakar became the toast of the nation with her performance in the 2016 Rio Games (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDipa Karmakar missed out on a bronze medal by a whisker at the Rio OlympicsDipa finished 4th in the vault final at the Rio Olympics in 2016″I haven’t tried produnova after the knee injury,” Dipa saidIt wasn’t just Dipa Karmakar’s fourth-place finish at Rio but her front handspring-double somersault at the vault — the world knows as produnova — that made her a global star in the gymnastic world.But executing produnova, centrestage, took thousands of repetitions in training. For the 4 feet 11 inch path breaker, keeping the ‘death-vault’ in her armory all over again for Tokyo may not be worth the risk anymore. The 7 points one secured in executing produnova for its level of difficulty have now been slashed to 6.4. Also it could be too risky for her knee post anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery that kept her out of action for more than a year, after Rio Games.”I haven’t tried produnova after the knee injury. I may not do it but sir would know it better,” she tried to be non-committal in a chat with India Today.”We have started working on alternative techniques. But it’s only basic training. So let’s see how the future goes,” she added.”Let that remain a secret, please,” she said when asked about the number of points she was aiming for from the new move. She was an unlikely disrupter at Rio; the best in the business would now by keeping an eye on her next move.Dipa is set to relinquish produnova but refuses to call it a death-vault. “It is not death-vault at all. Four others have tried it amongst which is Produnova. Three months before the Olympics, I did 1000 repetitions of it. Whatever it is, when you repeat something again and again, it becomes easy,” she said.advertisementBack to winning ways with a bronze at World Cup in Cottbus, Dipa’s next leap will be watched closely.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Dipa Karmakar Nextlast_img read more

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