Kamalpreet Kaur qualified for the final of the Women’s Discus at Tokyo Olympics with a best throw of 64m. In fact, she was the only two throwers among the 31-women field to seal automatic qualification with a throw of 64m or above.
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Kamalpreet Kaur’s best throw of 64m was better than two-time Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic’s best throw of 63.75m. Notably, Kamalpreet 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.
Kamlapreet began with a 60.29m throw but improved to make it 63.97 in her second. The youngster showed tremendous composure as she registered her best throw in her final attempt.
India at Women’s Discus Qualification
Kamalpreet Kaur: 60.29m, 63.97m, 64m – Finishes 2nd
Seema Punia: Foul, 60.57m, 58.93m – Finishes 16th
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.