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The 22-year-old qualified for the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth on the standings on Sunday.
In the third sub-division, Dipa had an average score of 51.665. She perform her much-vaunted 'Produnova' vault cleanly to score 14.850 on the vault, 11.666 on the uneven bars 12.866 in balance beam and 12.033 in floor exercises.
By time she finished, Deepa was sixth in vaults and 27th overall and had to nervously wait for five hours for the other two sub-divisions to finish.
The top eight qualify for the final. Dipa's chances seemed bleak after she fell to seventh when Simone Biles of the US scored 16.050 in the vault event.
She dropped further to eighth when Canada's Shallon Olsen's effort of 14.950 on the vault rejiged the overall standings further.
But thankfully no other opponent managed to surpass Dipa as she scriped history.
Dipa will be competing in the finals on August 14 as all eyes will be on the 22-year-old girl from Tripura.
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