Free Press Journal
  • ‘Dipa Karmakar is still not fit’

    New Delhi : Eyeing Asian Games glory nearly two years after a rare death-defying stunt in sport’s biggest stage, gymnast Dipa Karmakar will still need to overcome the “fear factor” that plays out in the mind of an athlete following a career-threatening injury, feels her coach Bisweshwar Nandi.

  • Gymnast Dipa Karmakar ruled out of 2018 Commonwealth Games

    New Delhi: India’s top gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been forced out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games owing to the career-threatening knee injury she picked up last year, her coach Bisweshwar Nandi said today.

  • Aliya Mustafina, Deepa’s source of inspiration

    Kolkata : Elite sportsperson more often than not look for inspiration on their comeback trail from injuries and for Dipa Karmakar, it is Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina, who won four medals at the 2012 London Olympics after being almost down and out with a career-threatening ACL tear.

  • Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik conferred with Padma Shri

    New Delhi: Indian trailblazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar and wrestler Sakshi Malik on Thursday received the coveted Padma Shri Award from President Pranab Mukherjee in the national capital.

  • Surgery on Dipa’s Knee

    New Delhi : Star Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has undergone a knee surgery, ruling her out of the Asian Championships next month.

  • Deepa, Sreejesh receive Padma Shri

    New Delhi : Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli, Paralympian Deepa Malik and hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh were honoured with the Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Thursday.

  • Dipa Karmakar not returning BMW car handed over by Sachin Tendulkar

    Agartala: Indian trailblazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar has rubbished the ongoing reports of returning back the BMW handed over by legendary cricket Sachin Tendulkar due to poor road conditions in Tripura, saying that she cannot even think of doing the same.

  • Narrow roads, high maintenance: Dipa Karmakar wants cash, not car

    Hyderabad : Expressing her inability to maintain a luxury car in Agartala, celebrated Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has requested that she should instead be given a cash prize equivalent to the vehicle’s cost even as the body which offered her the gift promised to “look” into the matter.

  • Dipa Karmakar to return BMW owing to maintainance issues

    Agartala: Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the women’s vault event at the Rio Olympics, has been placed in a tricky situation over a BMW car presented to her by the Hyderabad District Badminton Association.

  • Dipa’s aim in Tokyo

    Kolkata : Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who finished a historic fourth in Rio Olympics vault, aspires to beat reinging Olympic champion Simone Biles of US in Tokyo Games four years later.

  • Dipa Karmakar praises medal winning Rio Paralympians

    Agartala (Tripura), Gymnast Dipa Karmakar who missed getting a medal at the recent Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by a whisker, on Saturday praised Paralympians Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati for winning gold and bronze medals at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

  • Sachin presents BMWs to Olympic medallists

    Hyderabad: India’s Rio Olympics medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday received BMW cars for their achievements.

  • Dipa Karmakar welcomes PM Modi’s Olympics task force

    Agartala: 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.