After a powerful season resulting in the principle occasion, Kamalpreet Kaur peaked on the proper second because the discus thrower hurled precisely 64.00 metres on Saturday to qualify for Tokyo Olympics girls’s discus throw ultimate. Another Indian within the fray, Seema Punia could not qualify for the ultimate as she completed sixteenth with a 60.57m throw.
Medal hopes might be now excessive from the Indian nationwide document holder (at 66.59m in June 2021) as Kamalpreet was solely the second discus thrower to instantly qualify for the ultimate — ending second in group B and total) behind USA’s Valarie Allman (66.42m). The ultimate is scheduled for Monday.
In her three makes an attempt on the day, 23-year-old Kamalpreet saved on bettering her efficiency as she started with 60.29m, then improved it 63.97m earlier than lastly attaining the direct qualification mark.
Former nationwide document holder, 38-year-old Seema was effectively under her season-best of 62.73m, which got here earlier in June throughout National Inter-State Championships. She started with a foul throw after which might solely handle 60.57m and 58.93m in group A of the qualification spherical.