Kamalpreet Kaur stormed into the final of the Women's Discus Throw event at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian Discus thrower finished second in the overall heats with a best attempt of 64m on her third and final throw. The final will be held on second August at 4:30 PM IST.
The Indian athlete had been drawn in Group B for the event and her first attempt was a decent 60.29m following which she was ranked 6th in the group. She followed it up with a spectacular 63.97m and climbed up to the second position in the group.
The 25-year-old breached the target of 64m on her third attempt and was the only athlete besides Valarie Allman of USA to automatically qualify for the final.
Take this for a fact. Rio 2016 & London 2012 gold medallist, Croatia's Sandra Perkovic, threw 63.75m as her best. #KamalpreetKaur, an Olympic debutant, measured 64m to touch the qualifying mark. Only 2 of 31 throwers could do that. An Indian was one. What a moment! Bring on Aug 2
— Jaspreet Singh Sahni (@JaspreetSSahni) July 31, 2021
India's Seema Punia was the other Indian competing in the event and she finished 16th in the overall heats and missed out on the qualification as the top 12 athletes qualify for the final of the event.
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