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9 Reasons You Need To Cancel All Your Plans And Cheer For Dipa Karmakar Tonight

With almost all Indian favourites crashing out, this 23-year-old is one of the country's last remaining hopes for an Olympic medal. And she needs you to have her back.

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1. In case you're still not aware of this badass, meet 23-year-old Dipa Karmakar from Tripura who, as of now, is one of India's last remaining hopes at a gold in the Rio Olympics.


3. And she did it all despite having flat feet, a condition considered a major hindrance in gymnastics.

6. She qualified for the Rio finals by performing the Produnova vault, a move considered by many to be the most dangerous in the world of gymnastics.

7. In case you were wondering how difficult and dangerous the move is, Karmakar is one of only five women in the world (EVER) to have successfully completed the vault.

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When U.S. gold medal gymnast Simone Biles was asked if she would ever try the move, she said, "I'm not trying to die."


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