Tokyo Olympics: Kamalpreet Kaur showed her strength, reached the final of Discus Throw


Tokyo: India’s Kamalpreet Kaur finished second in the qualification round with a discus throw of 64 meters. With this, she made it to the finals of the Tokyo Olympics. Whereas experienced Seema Punia missed out.

Success in third attempt

Kamalpreet Kaur threw a throw of 64 meters in her third attempt, which was also the qualification mark. Apart from Valarie Allman of America, who topped the qualification, she was the only player to throw 64 meters or more.

Seema Poonia missed

Out of 31 players in both the pools, those who crossed the 64m mark or the top 12 qualified. Seema Punia finished sixth in Pool A with a throw of 60.57. Significantly, Seema was the gold medal winner in the 2014 Asian Games.

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Final on 2nd August

Kamalpreet Kaur threw 60.29 in the first attempt, 63.97 in the second and finally 64.00 meters in Pool B. While in Pool A, Seema’s first attempt went in vain. He threw 60.57 in the second attempt and 58.93 meters in the third. The final of Discus Throw will now be held on 2nd August.


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