Dipa Karamakar to miss Asian Championships following knee surgery

New Delhi [India], Apr.04 (ANI): Indian trailblazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar is all set to miss the Asian Championships next month after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.

Confirming the news on Twitter, Karmakar revealed that she recently underwent an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery after injuring herself during a national camp at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital.

"Hi everyone, there is an update. I recently got injured during practice and underwent an ACL surgery. Rehab has started and I will be back soon," Karmakar tweeted.

The 23-year-old, hailing from Agartala, missed the bronze medal by 0.150 points as American gymnast Simone Biles won her third gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

Karmakar had created history when she became the first Indian gymnast to enter the final on her debut at the quadrennial multi-discipline games after finishing eighth in the qualifying round.

She had initially come to spotlight after winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, thus becoming the first Indian female gymnast to achieve the feat.

The 7th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships is slated to be held between May 18 to May 21 in Bangkok, Thailand. (ANI)