Deepak Kabra will become the first Indian Judge at the Gymnastics Competition in the Olympics. It is a big achievement for a person who himself couldn’t become a successful athlete in the same sport.
India’s best Olympic Gymnast, Dipa Karmakar congratulated Deepak Kabra in a tweet on Sunday.
First Indian ever to get selected to Judge Gymnastics at an Olympic Games! Congratulations Deepak Kabra bhaiya for this wonderful accomplishment and best wishes for #Tokyo2020Dipa Karmakar Tweeted on Sunday.
Deepak was a Gymnast himself, however, due to poor fundamentals he could not become a very good athlete. However, he was aware of his weakness and decided to follow his passion for gymnastics. He decided to become a judge in Gymnastics.
I started very late at the age of 12 in 2000. We used to live in Surat and the facilities were not great at that time. I competed in national-level events, also participated in the 2007 National Games in Guwahati.Deepak Kabra
Although he was not very successful as an athlete, Deepak is an accomplished judge. His first International Assignment was the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He went on to become the first Indian Judge at the 2014 Asian Games and Youth Olympics.