While India is one country which is predominantly ruled by cricket when it comes to sports, there have been athletes from other spheres who have also made a big impact. One of them is Dipa Karmakar, the Olympic gymnast who made the entire nation proud when she clinched gold at the Gymanstics World Challenge Cup this year. Now, the athlete talks about the time when she ran into another sports star, Sania Mirza.
Taking to Twitter, the gymnast recounted the time when she ran into the ace tennis star at the Rio Olympics in 2016. She revealed that it was a huge eye-opener for her and that she was starstruck on meeting so many legendary players. However, her highlight was meeting Sania and her mom over lunch as they boosted her morale when she qualified for the final of the pole vault competition. Here's what she wrote, "The Rio Olympics were an eye-opener for me. I was star-struck as I interacted with legends of Indian sport. I was over the moon when @MirzaSania and her mother joined us for breakfast after I qualified for the Vault final and wished me the best." It is amazing to see that even though she made the country proud, this is the moment that stood out for her.
Sania responded to Dipa's throwback moment and said it is she who is humbled for being honoured by someone like Dipa. She also called the gymnast a star and wished her to achieve even more success in the future. Sania also expressed the wish to meet her once again soon. Here's what she wrote on the microblogging platform, "I am so humbled Dipa .. you are a star and may you reach greater heights of success .. much love to you and hope to see you soon again."
Other than this sweet exchange on Twitter, Dipa also shared a click with Sania from the Rio Olympics. In the picture, both can be seen wearing team India's jersey. Turns out, this click was also a part of the book 'Small Wonder' that was written on the gymnast.