Bollywood fraternity from Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan Karan Johar to Arjun Rampal praised gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who narrowly missed the Rio Olympics gymnastics bronze, calling her “an Olympian champ”.
The stars also shared that the country is proud of how she represented India at a most prestigious sporting event in the world.
Dipa missed out on a historic medal in the women’s vault competition by a whisker as she finished a creditable fourth in the final of the Olympic Games on Sunday.
Here are some tweets: Amitabh Bachchan: Dipa Karmakar, the pride of India. Your story is what compels us to do better and we will. Many congratulations.
Hrithik Roshan: Victory or loss, never feel sorry for doing your best! India is proud. But more importantly I wish for you to be proud of yourself! Dipa Karmakar. Respect.
Karan Johar: Pride pride and only pride. You never have to apologise for your irreplaceable spirit.
Nothing was mentioned about the Indian boxer, Manoj Kumar from Haryana and a gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games who lost to a tough Uzbekistan boxer in the pre-quarter finals.
There were no comments from columnist Shobha Dey who made some comments on Indian Olympians drawing adverse reactions from many people. – CINEWS