Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur seals Tokyo Olympics berth with nationwide file effort of 65.06m
Krishna Poonia, who had received gold within the 2014 Asian Video games and a medal every within the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Video games, missed the Olympics qualification mark by lower than a metre.
Patiala: Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur booked her Tokyo Olympics berth with a sensational nationwide file effort of 65.06m as she improved upon her earlier private greatest by 4 metres on the ultimate day of the Federation Cup Senior Nationwide Athletics Championships on Friday.
The 25-year-old Kaur, who had additionally received gold within the 2019 version of the championships, dramatically heaved the discus to 65.06m in her first throw to the shock of the sizeable crowd on the NIS.
The Punjab athlete then fouled all her remaining 5 makes an attempt. The Tokyo Olympics qualifying mark in girls’s discus throw is 63.50m. Kaur’s earlier private greatest was 61.04m which she recorded in 2018.
She eclipsed the nine-year-old earlier nationwide file of 64.76m which was within the identify of Olympian and 2010 Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Krishna Poonia.
Competing in her first occasion after the 2018 Asian Video games the place she had received a bronze, veteran Seema Punia completed second with a greatest effort of 62.64m.
The 37-year-old Punia, who had received gold within the 2014 Asian Video games and a medal every within the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Video games, missed the Olympics qualification mark by lower than a metre.
Sonal Goyal of Delhi took the bronze with a greatest throw of 52.11m.
5 race walkers (KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Rohilla within the males’s 20km occasion, and Bhawana Jat and Priyanka Goswami within the girls’s 20km occasion), two javelin throwers (Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh), Avinash Sable (males’s 3000m steeplechase), M Sreeshankar (males’s lengthy soar) and the blended 4×400 metres relay staff have certified for the Tokyo Olympics earlier.
In different occasions, star athlete Hima Das of Assam received the ladies’s 200m race with a brand new meet file time of 23.21 seconds and took revenge of her semi-finals warmth defeat to S Dhanalaxmi of Tamil Nadu.
Dhanalaxmi, who took the silver in 23.39 seconds, had damaged PT Usha’s earlier meet file by operating 23.26 seconds on Thursday. However her meet file lasted lower than a day.
Archana Suseendran was third with a time of 23.60s. Hima, who has a private greatest time of 23.10 seconds in 200m, is but to qualify for the Olympics.
The Olympic qualifying mark for ladies’s 200m is 22.80 seconds.
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