India found a new hero at Rio Olympics last night. Dipa Karmakar, the Indian Gymnast who finished fourth at the Vault finals took the country and Twitter by storm as wishes, support and appreciation poured in from all quarters for the 23 year old from Agartala.
On this remarkable achievement, Aneesh Madani, Head of Sports Partnerships at Twitter India said, "Dipa won the hearts of Indians last night and they took to Twitter to publicly share their thoughts, making her the most mentioned Indian athlete at this Olympics so far with nearly 140,000 Tweets about her performance. She used Twitter as her first and most authentic platform after the finals to Tweet a video thanking fans from @DipaKarmakar and the power of her voice and Twitter's microphone shone through as public leaders to Bollywood actors, journalists to media organisations, athletes to fans followed her immediately after."
Here is how people across India showed their love and support to the Indian Gymnast on Twitter after her performance:
Video Tweet by @DeepaKarmakar - Thanking fans and wishing Happy Independance Day: