Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for Discuss throw final

31 Jul 2021: In women’s Discuss Throw, Kamalpreet Kaur finished second overall in the qualifying round at the Olympic Stadium, here on Saturday.

The Indian hurled the discuss to a distance of 64.00 meters in her third and last throw to ensure automatic qualification to the medal round. Kamalpreet who had a moderate throw of 60.29 meters in her first attempt jumped to second spot after recording a distance of 63.97 meters behind Valarie Allman of USA, who with a throw of 66.42 meters ensured direct qualification with her first throw.

Another Indian, Seema Punia finished 16th in a 31 women field, with a best throw of 60.57 meters . In order to qualify for the final round, an athlete is supposed to register a distance of 64.00 meters (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q).

Women’s Discus Throw – Qualification

Rk Grp Name NOC 1 2 3 Distance Note
1 B Valarie Allman USA 66.42     66.42 Q
2 B Kamalpreet Kaur IND 60.29 63.97 64.00 64.00 Q
3 A Sandra Perkovic CRO 63.75 x x 63.75 q
4 A Kristin Pudenz GER 63.53 x 63.73 63.73 q
5 B Daisy Osakue ITA 52.26 63.66 x 63.66 q NR
6 B Marike Steinacker GER 63.22 x x 63.22 q
7 B Yaime Pérez CUB 62.90 63.18 59.97 63.18 q
8 B Liliana Cá  POR 57.70 62.85 x 62.85 q
9 B Yang Chen  CHN 62.59 61.57 62.72 62.72 q
10 B Claudine Vita  GER 62.39 62.46 62.38 62.46 q
11 A Shadae Lawrence  JAM 59.55 62.27 x 62.27 q
12 B Izabela da Silva  BRA 57.70 62.85 x 62.85 q
                 
                 
                 
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