Sachin Tendulkar to Dipa Karmakar: 'You have won millions of hearts'

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New Delhi, Aug 15: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today (August 15) joined millions of Indians and celebrities from all walks of life to congratulate gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed bronze medal by a whisker at the ongoing Rio Olympics.

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Dipa came tantalisingly close to end up fourth with a difference of only 0.150 points with the bronze medallist in the women's vault final on Sunday (August 14). Tendulkar, who was in Rio recently to encourage the Indian contingent, took to twitter to congratulate the young Tripura girl.

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"Winning and losing is a part of sport. You have won millions of hearts & entire nation is proud of your achievements," Tendulkar tweeted. (Reactions from Twitter)

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan tweeted: "Congratulations to you and your coaches @dipakarmakar for placing the tricolour at the forefront of world gymnastics. Proud #dipakarmakar".

India's lone individual gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was among the first to congratulate Dipa via the micro-blogging site.

"Dipa Karmakar you are my hero," tweeted Bindra, who also narrowly missed a bronze medal.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan wrote :"#DipaKarmakar...the pride of India...your story is what compels us to do better... and we will!!Many congratulations!!"

National award winning actress Vidya Balan tweeted :"Shabaash Dipa Karmakar!!Loved watching you.. We are Pro(u)dunova of you!!"


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