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The Tripura government on Monday gave a grand reception to ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian gymnast to take part in an Olympic final.

The Tripura government on Monday gave a grand reception to ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian gymnast to take part in an Olympic final.

Hundreds of fans, officials, followers, admirers and well-wishers received Dipa and her coach Bisheshwar Nandi at the Agartala airport.

A motorcade of hundreds of vehicles and two-wheelers took to the street here before a huge reception ceremony was held to honour the pride of their state.

“I will try extremely hard to get gold medals in the forthcoming Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I shall try to deliver my best in future,” said Dipa, who set a record by becoming the first Indian to qualify for Olympics after 52 years.

“I would have been happy if I had got a medal at the Rio Olympics for the country. I will try heart and soul to get medals in the Tokyo Olympics and other future international events,” she said.