Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kamalpreet Kaur Enters Into Women’s Discus Final

Kamalpreet Kaur looked very much confident on her Olympic debut. The 25-year old lady from Patiala made the Olympic Stadium her own. She stunned the field in the Women’s Discus Throw qualification round.

Source: Times of India

Kamalpreet qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Women’s Discus Throw with a best of 64m. In fact, she was one of two throwers among 31-women field to seal automatic qualification with a 64m throw or above.

Her best throw of 64m was better than two-time Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic’s as she made a throw of 63.75m. Notably, Kaur had set the new national record earlier this year with a best throw of 66.59m, which is the 6th best throw in the world in 2021.

Source: Outlook India

However, Kaur began with a 60.29m throw but improved to make it 63.97 in her second. Apart from this, Seema Punia finishes at 16 with (Seema Punia: Foul, 60.57m, 58.93m – Finishes 16th).

Kamalpreet Kaur: 60.29m, 63.97m, 64m – Finishes 2nd

The Women’s Discus final will be on Monday, August 2. Meanwhile, Kamalpreet’s idol and 4-time Olympian Seema Punia failed to qualify for the final, finishing 12th with a best throw of 60.57m.

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