According to reports on Wednesday (August 17), Dipa will be chosen for the prestigious Khel Ratna award. The decision is likely to be taken tomorrow. (Want to win gold in next Olympics: Dipa)
Dipa narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in Rio as she finished 4th in the women's vault final on Sunday (August 14).
The 23-year-old may have not claimed a medal but won millions of hearts as she was hailed for her efforts. (NRAI recommends Jitu Rai for Khel Ratna)
Last year, tennis ace Sania Mirza was selected for Khel Ratna. If Dipa gets the award, she will be the first gymnast to receive the honour.