Bollywood celebrities, who have been following Rio Olympics 2016, were quick in congratulating gymnast Dipa Karmakar for creating history by becoming the first Indian to make it to the individual vault finals.
Dipa, who made her debut at the Olympics, finished eighth in the qualifying round. The Tripura girl performed Produnova to secure 14.850 points after two attempts. Dipa will now be performing in the finals, which is scheduled to take place on Aug. 14.
Soon after she qualified for the individual vault, Bollywood celebrities, including Shahid Kapoor, Mandira Bedi, Rahul Bose and Tahir Raj Bhasin, took to Twitter to congratulate her for making Indians proud.
However, Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan was a bit disappointed, as channels showed athletes from other countries but not Karmakar. The actor later wished her good luck for her performance.
Here is what Bollywood celebrities have tweeted about Dipa:
Amitabh Bachchan: #DipaKarmakar .. they said they would show you but never did .. channels interested in the other country athletes ! Good luck
Ajay Devgn: Congrats Dipa, It's high time we showed the world what we r really made of. #DipaKarmakar
Shahid Kapoor: #DipaKarmakar you inspire us all. #achiever #flyingsolo
Tahir Raj Bhasin: Congratulations #DipaKarmakar Super proud. Here's to your effort and commitment to the sport. Go fight win. #Rio2016 #Olympics
Sapna Moti Bhavnani: If feminine power was more recognized in #India we would have loads of #DipaKarmakar 's.instead we sell them,abort them,rape them,silence em
Rahul Bose: Saw her vault last night. Must have been such a daunting occasion. Amazing. #DipaKarmakar
Mandira Bedi: #DipaKarmakar in the finals! Moment of pride. An Indian making her presence felt, in the up until now, unknown world for us: gymnastics
Vijender Singh: #DipaKarmakar Kamal ker diya first ever gymnast to reach final #Rio2016 #ProudMoment
Nandish Singh: Congratulations #DipaKarmakar for qualifying for the vault finals in #RioOlymplics2016 #ProudIndian