Much has changed for India since Dipa Karmakar, and the inaugural Indian Gymnastics League is proof | Scroll.in

Much has changed for India since Dipa Karmakar, and the inaugural Indian Gymnastics League is proof | Scroll.in

December 7, 2017 0 News

‘Master of Rings’ Rakesh Patra was the standout performer throughout the league which showed the wide range of talent in the country.

“There has been a sea change in Indian gymnastics, from circus to IGL”

The inaugural Indian Gymnastics League, held in Mumbai, began with this sentiment from Sushmita Joshi, a former gymnast who is now working with the District Sports Office. Despite the administrative issues over the last four years, a lot has changed for Indian gymnastics since the girl from Tripura missed the Olympics podium by a whisker. In a way, the IGL is the result of Dipa Karmakar’s effort before and during, and the country’s response after the 2016 Rio Olympics. But only in a way.

Because the idea of league-based gymnastics competition has long been a dream for Harish Parab, who has been involved with gymnastics for the last 20 years. Read More

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