India's current discus throw sensation: Kamalpreet Kaur Kamalpreet Kaur booked her ticket for the Tokyo Olympics at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala, sending discus in her first and only legal throw at a distance of 65.06 meters.
Kamalpreet has set an alternate national record and violated the Olympic qualifying mark of 63.50 meters. Previous record. 64.76 was set up by Krishna Poonia in 2012.
A look at Kamalpreet's journey and achievements.
Starting days and introduction to the sport:
Kamalpreet hails from Badal village in the Sri Muktsar Sahib district of Punjab in line with the Olympic channel. She had no interest in academics. At the urging of his physical education coach, he started athletics in 2012. She finished fourth in her first state.
Kamalpreet started taking the sport seriously in 2014 and her initial training started at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) center in her village. The results of her hard work and ability soon began to show as she became the Under-18 and Under-20 National Champion in 2016. In 2017, she finished sixth in the 29th World University Games.
She finished fifth at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships at Doha
First Indian to breach the 65m barrier:
Kamalpreet made history at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships as she became the first Indian woman to break the 65m barriers in the discus throw. Surprisingly, this was the second time she had reached the top. He won the 60.25m in the 2019 edition.
Kamalpreet works as a clerk in Indian Railways and represents her in national meetings. She could not sleep for 3 nights due to nervousness and excitement before representing her team in the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships.
Kamalpreet works as a clerk in Indian Railways and represents her in national meetings. In the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships, she could not sleep for 3 nights due to nervousness and excitement as she had to represent her team.
Kamalpreet considered Seema Punia as her icon. She is currently undergoing training under Baljit Singh, who believes her ward is likely to break the 68-meter mark in the near future. However, he is concerned about the trap and wants Tokyo to address its shortcomings before 2020.
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