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Tokyo Olympics 2020 : Kamalpreet Kaur Becomes The First Indian To Qualify For Finals In Discus Throw

By: Krishma | July 31, 2021

After Mirabai Chanu, another Indian who is all set to create history in ongoing Tokyo Olympics is Kamalpreet Kaur who becomes the first Indian woman to hold a record of 64 –meter throw at the Olympics and enter the finals.

Let us tell you, during the game, every discus thrower got three attempts, those who threw 64m or the best 12 across Group A and B qualified for the final. Also Read : Tokyo Olympics: All You Want To Know About Mirabai Chanu, First Indian Weightlifter To Win Silver Medal!

Kamalpreet totally nailed the game as she with all her power and calmness started with a throw of 60.29m but in her next throw she improved and nearly breached the automatic qualification mark (64m) with a throw of 63.97. Her final attempt saw her secure an automatic place in the final. The video of Kamalpreet's "monster throw" owing to which she qualified was trending on Twitter and is sure to bring you goose bumps. Have a look at the video and don’t forget to read the caption making every Indian proud!

Now, she will be seen competing in finals on Monday. With such brilliant performance this 25-year old on dream run has increased hopes, expectations and chances of her winning the medal at the Olympics and we surely can’t wait for it. Also Read : Tokyo Olympics: All You Should Know About Star Drag-Flicker Gurjit Kaur

As a matter of fact, Seema Punia, also in discus throw event failed to qualify for the final as her best throw in three attempts was 60.57.

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