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When gymnastics undisputed Queen wished Dipa Karmakar...

August 08, 2016 11:23 IST
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‘Simone Biles came up to me and wished me luck to do well in Produnova’

Dipa Karmakar

IMAGE: India’s Dipa Karmakar competes during the women's qualifications. Photograph: PTI.

In a nod to the domination of her sport, Simone Biles has already entered the debate as the greatest gymnast of all-time.

Biles showed the world why she is an Olympic champion-in-waiting as she blew away the opposition by almost 10 points in women's gymnastics qualifying at the Rio Games on Sunday.

Ahead of her event, India’s Dipa Karmakar received a big boost when she was wished luck by none other than three-time world champion Biles.

Simone Biles

IMAGE:  Simone Biles of the United States competes on uneven bars. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images.

The 19-year-old star American, who has a record 10 World Championship gold medals in her kitty came up to the unassuming Tripura lass and wished her ‘luck’ for she may have perfected the art of gymnastics but when it comes to Produnova' it's terrifying.

"Simone Biles came up to me and wished me luck to do well in Produnova. She is like a star to me and difficult to think of standing beside her. I'm so overwhelmed," Dipa said.

Biles eventually topped the charts with a sensational score of 16.050. The American scored a brilliant 9.700 on execution in both her attempts.

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