Saturday, 23 April 2016

worst Gymnastics Olympics story (so far)

The Olympic year always results in hilariously inaccurate cut-and-paste news reports from general sports media. The worst I’ve seen was written by Devin Neal on an Indian site:

… Currently, Dipa is known to be a phenomenon in the vault event that requires an athlete to sprint towards an apparatus and acrobatically jump over it, do multiple somersaults and execute a ideal landing.

She will be chosen following the selection trial at the Australian Gymnastics Championships, to be held at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena on May 23. …

… she’ll be the first gymnast to represent Jamaica at the Olympics.

Olympic qualifiers: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar bags gold at Rio event

Here’s the PDF version in case that gets taken down. :-)

Olympic qualifiers- Gymnast Dipa Karmakar bags gold at Rio event

NOW Dipa has to survive intense media scrutiny until the Olympics. Best would be to leave India and train somewhere where she could focus.


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