Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE: Kamalpreet Kaur throws 64m to qualify for finals – Seema Punia finishes 6th, Sreeshankar Murali in Long Jump coming up, Follow for live updates

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Athletics- Kamalpreet Kaur throws 64m as India qualifies directly along with USA, Seema Punia finishes 6th in Group A; Sreeshankar Murali in action later- Follow for live updates
India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Athletics- Kamalpreet Kaur throws 64m as India qualifies directly along with USA, Seema Punia finishes 6th in Group A; Sreeshankar Murali in action later- Follow for live updates

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Athletics- Sreeshankar Murali, Seema Punia, Kamalpreet Kaur in action – Qualification; Live Stream, Scores, Date, Time, All you need to know. India’s athletic contingent has a huge day ahead as Seema Punia and Kamalpreet Kaur will begin their campaigns in the discus throw, while Sreeshankar Murali begins his quest in the long-jump event. Veteran Punia, has been clubbed in Group A for qualification, while compatriot Kaur will line up in Group B for the same. Follow all the live updates on Tokyo Olympics  Athletics on insidesport.co

Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE: Kamalpreet Kaur throws 64m to qualify for finals – Seema Punia finishes 6th, Sreeshankar Murali in Long Jump coming up, Follow for live updates

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Athletics- Kamalpreet Kaur Live Updates

@08:10AM: Kamalpreet Kaur touches 64 meters with her 3rd attempt, that automatically qualifies her for the finals.

@7:54 AM: Amazing throw by Kamalpreet Kaur, she manages 63.97 meters and that really solidifies her case to enter the finals. She is at No. 2 now.

@7:50 AM: Kamalpreet Kaur has fallen down to the 10th rank here. Chances also looking slim for Seema Punia to qualify, as things stand.

@7:35 AM: Kamalpreet Kaur threw 60.29 meters in her first attempt, which puts her at the 7th rank in Group B qualifications.

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Athletics- Seema Punia Live Updates

@07:15AM: India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Discus Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur is set to begin her journey at Tokyo Olympics

@6:52 AM: Seema Punia has finished at the 6th spot. A total of the top 12 athletes will qualify from both groups combined. Group B with Kamalpreet Kaur starts at 7:25 AM, keep following for live updates.

@6:48 AM: Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic wins the group with 63.75 meters.

@6:47 AM: As it stands, Seema Punia is qualifying for the finals.

@6:44 AM: The Bronze medalist of the Rio Olympics- Denia Caballero throws a 57.96 and might not qualify.

Rank                                                                   1            2              3              Best

 

@6:33 AM: Seema Punia with her last throw up next. She is still at the 6th rank. She throws 58.93 meters this time. No change in her rank.

@6:32 AM: Qualification Rules: Qualifying performance 64.00 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

@6:28 AM: Seema Punia is now at the 5th position.

@6:23 AM: Jamaica’s Shadae Lawerence who is at the 4th spot is up and she throws 62.27 meters which brings her up to 3rd and Seema to 4th with one throw less.

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Athletics- Seema Punia discus throw underway; Sreeshankar Murali, Kamalpreet Kaur in action – Qualification; Live Stream, Scores, Date, Time, All you need to know.

@6:21 AM: Seema Punia is about 3 meters behind her personal best. Her Olympics best is 61.91 meters in London Olympics

@6:17 AM: Seema Punia is up and she throws it over 60 meters. She throws 60.57m and is ranked 3rd in Group 1.

@6:10 AM: Seema Punia’s first shot was flagged red.

@6:00 AM

The women’s qualification discus throw event has started. Follow for live updates

 @5:30 AM

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Athletics- Seema Punia discus throw underway; Sreeshankar Murali, Kamalpreet Kaur in action – Qualification; Live Stream, Scores, Date, Time, All you need to know.

Punia will be competing in her fourth Olympics but is still chasing an elusive podium finish and 38, it could be her final attempt to claim a medal. The veteran has multiple medals at the Asian and Commonwealth Games, but Olympic glory has eluded, with 13th being her best-placed finish. Punia will hope to better it this time around and make it to the next round. 

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Kamalpreet Kaur meanwhile is the first Indian to breach the 65 m mark, and with qualification marks set at 64 in Tokyo, she will hope to match her personal best on Saturday. While Kaur doesn’t have an illustrious CV as of her compatriot, the 25-year-old has got the better of her in the national championships and will be expected to make it to the next round as a bare minimum. She had represented India at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships held in Doha and finished at the fifth spot with a throw of 55.59m. 

As for Sreeshankar Murali, he arrives at the games under serious pressure having underperformed severely at the national trials in the lead up to the games.

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Athletics- Seema Punia discus throw underway; Sreeshankar Murali, Kamalpreet Kaur in action – Qualification; Live Stream, Scores, Date, Time, All you need to know.

The athlete from Kerala clinched his berth at the Tokyo Olympics, with a national record jump at the Federation Cup in Patiala, jumping a distance of 8.26m – 0.06m more than his previous best and national record; 0.04m more than what he had to achieve in order to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

The 22-year-old was however likely to face the axe due to a poor national trial, and will be determined to put a strong showing in Tokyo. 

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Tokyo Olympics live: Match Details: Athletics- Sreeshankar Murali, Seema Punia, Kamalpreet Kaur in action – Qualification

Date: 31-07-2021

Venue: Olympic Stadium

6:00 AM Women’s Discus Throw- Qualification- Seema Punia
7:25 AM Women’s Discus Throw- Qualification- Kamalpreet Kaur
3:40 PM Men’s Long Jump- Qualification- Sreeshankar Murali

 

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