Dipa Karmakar of Agartala, Tripura was named as World Class Gymnast by the International Gymnastics Federation and was presented a special gold pin on July 5, 2016. She became the first Indian woman to be honoured with the title. Dipa took to the sport at the young age of six, but she had to work very hard at it as she had flat feet. She won the Junior Nationals at the age of 14. She has participated in state, national and international championships and has so far won 77 medals, including 67 gold.