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International level Indian Gymnast without enough training & equipment access gets Asian Bronze

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This is the sorry state of sports/ athletes in India. Talent, dedication & hardwork, but lack of facilities & support. Similar story I had posted about the Veg Wrestler who won the world Gold in his class. 


Someone mentioned that she prepped in less than an year, what most others were doing for 3 years. 


Meet Dipa Karmakar: From a flat-footed 6-year-old to India's star female gymnast



"Starting late last year, we had no facilities to practice at all for eight full months, because of problems with the federation. All we did was personal training, but without equipment Dipa lost eight months of training time," said Nandi.

"But thankfully, SAI (Sports Authority of India) organised a camp for two months starting June. I can honestly say without that camp Dipa would not have won Bronze in Hiroshima. Despite problems, we are grateful for what help we get from authorities," he said.

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