Dipa, 22 finished 8th in the qualifying rounds to make it to the finals of the competition. A medal in the finals would be just the icing on the cake for the girl from Tripura.
As Dipa makes history at Rio de Janeiro, celebrities and Indian fans around the world took Twitter to congratulate and laud her.
Here are some of the Tweets praising Dipa Karmakar:
T 2341 - #DipaKarmakar .. they said they would show you but never did .. channels interested in the other country athletes ! Good luck— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2016
Superb achievement by #DipaKarmakar to make it to the final. Eager to watch the final! 👏👏👍👍— Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) August 8, 2016
#DipaKarmakar has given India a reason for joy. Best of luck for the finals.— BS Bassi (@BhimBassi) August 8, 2016
Proud of Dipa Karmakar on making the finals of artistic gymnastics. Don't be satisfied yet, one more push & medal could be ours...HISTORY— GGF (@GautamGambhir) August 8, 2016