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Tokyo 2020: Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finishes creditable 6th in Olympics | Olympics

The 25-year-old Kaur was by no means in the operating for a medal in the eight rounds of competitors which was interrupted by rain for greater than an hour.

PTI | , Tokyo

UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2021 07:17 PM IST

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur completed a creditable sixth in her first Olympics with a greatest throw of 63.70m in a rain-interrupted remaining right here on Monday.

The 25-year-old Kaur, who has certified for the ultimate as second-best on Saturday, was by no means in the operating for a medal in the eight rounds of competitors which was interrupted by rain for greater than an hour.

She had a third-round throw of 63.70m to finish at sixth and equal 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Krishna Poonia’s efficiency in the 2012 London Olympics.

Kaur, who was with out her personal coach, appeared nervous and wanting confidence all through the competitors as she lacked worldwide publicity. She has taken half in World University Games in 2017, her lone worldwide competitors.

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A farmer’s daughter at Punjab’s Kabarwala village, Kaur had raised hopes of India’s elusive athletics medal after ending second in the qualification spherical on Saturday with a greatest throw of 64m.

American Valarie Allman took the gold with a first-round throw of 68.98m whereas Kristin Pudenz (66.86m) of Germany and reigning world champion Yaime Perez (65.72m) of Cuba received the silver and bronze respectively.

Two-time defending champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia was fourth with a greatest throw of 65.01m.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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