India's Dipa Karmakar Friday failed to make it to the balanced beam finals as she finished a lowly 20th in the qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup here. The 25-year-old Dipa could only score 10.633 in her balanced beam routine to end at 20th among 25 competitors. She also got penalty points. Australia's Emma Nedov took the top spot in the qualification round with a total of 13.466 points. The top eight finishers qualify for the final round. Dipa will, however, compete in the final of her pet vault event on Saturday.
The gymnast from Tripura, who had finished fourth in the vault event at 2016 Rio Olympics, secured the third spot in the qualifying round on Thursday to make it to Saturday's finals.
Earlier in the tournament, Dipa made it to the vault finals after finishing third in the qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup here. The 25-year-old Dipa, who had finished fourth in the event at 2016 Rio Olympics, performed a higher difficulty Hand front 540 vault for the first time in the competition. She scored 14.466 and 14.133 points in the two qualifying round vaults for an average of 14.299.
American Jade Carey took the top spot in the qualifying round with an average score of 14.70 while Alexa Moreno of Mexico was second with 14.533. The top eight finishers in the qualification round will compete in the final. The vault final will be held on Saturday. Dipa will also take part in the balanced beam event on Friday."It's a good performance by Dipa.
(With Inputs: PTI)