Asian Games : Gymnast Dipa Karmakar finishes fifth in beam final

Jakarta : India’s campaign in the Asian Games gymnastics ended on Friday without a medal after Dipa Karmakar finished fifth in the women’s balance beam event final.

Dipa, who was the fifth gymnast to perform on the beam, finished at the same spot with a score of 12.500 in the eight-woman final.

She had scored 12.750 in the qualification round.

China’s Chen Yile clinched the gold with a score of 14.600 while North Korean Kim Jong Su (13.400) and Zhang Jin (13.325) of China took the silver and bronze

respectively. Dipa also had pulled out of the women’s team final, in which India had finished seventh. India thus failed yet again to win a medal in the Asian Games.

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