Rio 2016: South Africa drawn with hosts Brazil

This represents the end of an era for Romania, as the women's gymnastics team has won medals at every Olympics since 1976, the year when Nadia Comaneci got the flawless score of 10 at the Olympic Games in Montreal. She then became the first Indian woman gymnast to feature in the finals of World Championships in November last.

As a result, Romania were relegated to the test event, where eight teams would vie for the last four spots.

Brazil's men were runners-up in 2012, the women runners-up in 2008.

Ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics, head coach of Nigeria's Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has disclosed that his three over aged players to the football tournament at the competition have been picked.

Deepak Kagra, an worldwide referee, said that after Dipa's strong performance it was certain that she would qualify for Rio Olympics.

Another decisive test for Cielo is reaching one of the four best times in the 100m freestyle, therefore earning a place on the 4x100m relay team.

Gymnastics receives little funding in the cricket-mad country, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist has spoken in the past about battling against the odds.

"By virtue of Oly qualification joins TOPS that entitles her 4 additional assistance of 30 lacs 4 customised training", the Sports Authority of India (SAI) wrote on Twitter. The Romanian gymnasts finished the tournament fifth, after Germany, France, Ukraine, and the Netherlands.

"Congratulations #DipaKarmakar on creating history with your qualification".

But the icing on the cake was when the International Federation of Gymnastics released its final list of participants who had qualified for the Rio Olympics in August. "Best wishes", Tendulkar tweeted.

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