Tokyo Olympics: Kamalpreet Kaur in Discus Throw Final


Guwahati: Kamalpreet Kaur booked her spot in the women’s discus throw final with a throw of 64.00, which was the qualification mark, as the other Indian in the fray, Seema Punia got a best attempt of 60.57m and lost out. 

The 25-year-old Kaur, competing in qualification B, sent the discus to a distance of 64m in her third and final attempt to be one of the only two automatic qualifiers for the final round, the other being American Valarie Allman (66.42m).

The final will be held on August 2.

The Indian ended ahead of defending gold-medallist Sandra Perkovic (63.75m) of Croatia and reigning world champion Yaime Perez (63.18) of Cuba. Perkovic qualified at third and Perez at seventh