Everybody saw Tripura-based gymnast Dipa Karmakar perform at the Rio Olympics. The fact remains had it not been some shortcomings in her pre-flights and landing, she could have become an Olympic medallist.Dr P.C. Kashyap, former Executive Director of the Sports Authority of India, who had closely witnessed her training at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Stadium, says he had pointed out several shortcomings in her training. He claims there was scope to improve her movements with the help of biomechanics but that was not done. (Also read: Thousands welcome Dipa Karmakar in Agartala)He says Dipa performed her first vault, Tsukhuhara with a 720 degree turn. The second vault was Produnova (handspring with two and a half front salto). Both vaults needed improvement by employing biomechanical analysis to have a better second flight. This could have helped Dipa achieve a near perfect execution and landing in both the vaults, ensuring her a podium finish.Talking to India Today, Dipa said, “During my practice, I was able to improve and achieve what sportspersons can achieve during a lifetime. There was nothing amiss in my practise.” She later appeared for her M.A. in Political Science exam from Tripura University on Tuesday. (Also read: Exhausted Dipa Karmakar focused on University examinations on Monday)However, Dr Kashyap also raised questions on the effectiveness of the support team attached to her. Her training team other than coaches consisted of seven members including a sports analyst, physiotherapist, lady masseur, psychologist, medical officer, project officer.He says there were no adequate arrangements for Dipa to observe her movements on an LCD screen and improve her shortcomings. And that he had brought engineers who would install huge LCD screens, which would have helped her observe shortcomings. All the services were to be provided free of cost but SAI officials did not encourage it.advertisementHowever SAI’s national gymnastics coach Gurdayal Singh Bawa, who was overseeing her training said, these allegations were baseless. The players were provided with pads to see their performance during the practise session. “No stone was left unturned to ensure she gets the best of training,” he said. Dipa had expressed a need for some training equipment and since it was not available in India, SAI had flown it in from France. (Also read: Rio 2016: Perfect produnova was satisfying, Dipa Karmakar to India Today)Dipa’s personal coach Bisheswar Nandi, who is now in the race to get a Dronacharya award, says it would be incorrect to say anything was lacking during her three month training in Delhi. He says a decision was taken to train her in India as training in a foreign country would have led to precious time being lost in acclimatisation. He said he was thankful to SAI for all the possible help extended.Bawa says it would be unfair to say there was anything lacking as far as Dipa’s training was concerned. It may be possible that Dipa’s practise could have been up to the mark but the fact remains that SAI’s prediction for the Olympic medal tally went grossly wrong .It had predicted 18 medals but India got only two.