Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE: Kamalpreet Kaur Finishes 6th in Discuss Finals: India’s medal hopes were dashed in Women Discuss throw finals as Kamalpreet Kaur failed to repeat her qualification super-show in the Finals. The girl from Punjab could only throw the discuss to 63.57M in the wet and slippery conditions and dropped out of medal race. Follow for all the live updates of Discuss Throw Finals & Kamalpreet Kaur on InsideSport.co
Kaur’s 3 throws out of 6 were foul attempts and on the 3 valid throws, her highest attempt was recorded at 63.57M which was below her qualification throw.
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USA’s Valarie Allman won the GOLD with a throw of 68.98meter while thrower from Germany bagged Silver and Perez from Cuba got bronze medal.
Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE: Medal hopes dashed, Kamalpreet Kaur finishes 6th in Women Discuss Finals
“She [Kamalpreet Kaur] gave her best. However, rains came down at the wrong time and this somewhat upset her rhythm,” her father Kuldeep Singh, a farmer, told reporters at his house after the event.
@6:16PM – Kamalpreet Kaur Discuss LIVE – LAST THROW COMING for INDIAN, can she do something special?
@@6:16PM – Kamalpreet Kaur Discuss LIVE – Time running out for the Indian – just 1 throw left for her to bridge the gap among her and the leaders.
- Leaderboard hasnt changed – It is American in the lead, Perez from Brazil in No. 2, German Pudenz in No. 3, Double Olympic champion Perkovic at No. 4, Portugal’s Liliana in No. 5 and India’s Kamalpreet Kaur in No. 6
- 5th throw for Kamalpreet Kaur lands at 61.37m – its getitng difficult now.
@6:16PM – Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE: Kamalpreet Kaur Discuss LIVE: 4th throw again goes for waste for Kamalpreet Kaur. Foul throw it is – Indian still at 6th with 63.9M throw – ALLMAN Valarie LEADS.
- Valarie leads with 68.98
- Perez at No. 2 WITH 65.72
- This means if Kamalpreet Kaur hits her best form and throws the discuss to 66.59, she can will Silver medal here.
@6:10PM Kamalpreet Kaur moves to 6th with throw of 63.7
@6 PM: Kamalpreet Kaur is currently placed at 9th place.
@5:50 PM: Match Resumes again
@5:00 PM: The event has been postponed with heavy rain and slippery conditions.
@4:57 PM: Start of Round 3, Germany’s Marike STEINACKER misses another chance.
@4:55 PM: Foul throw from Kamalpreet. Still 7th after end of round 2
@4:52 PM: Germany’s PUDENZ Kristin manages 65.34.
@4:48 PM: Jamaica’s Shadae Lawrence manages 62.12m.
@4:46 PM: Croatia’s Perkovic gets it wrong. Foul throw.
@4:45 PM: Portugal’s Liliana CA manages 63.93m
@4:44 PM: Round 2 begins, China’s Yang Chen manages 59.59.
@4:42 PM: End of Round 1, Kamalpreet placed 6th.
@4:41 PM: USA’s Valarie Allman goes top with a huge 68.98m throw
@4:40 PM: Cuba’s Yaime PEREZ goes top with a throw of 65.72m.
@4:39 PM: Kamalpreet Kaur manages a throw 61.62m, placed 4th.
@4:34 PM: two-time Olympic gold medallist Sandra PERKOVIC throws 62.53.
@4:33 PM: Italy’s Daisy Osakue throws
@4:32 PM: Portugal’s CA Liliana gets a 62.31 to go top.
@4:31 PM: Che Yang throws 61.57m.
@4:30 PM: Kamalpreet will be 9th to throw.
@4:20 PM: Kamalpreet’s event starting soon, can she script history?
@3:55PM – Kamalpreet Discuss Finals LIVE: How the format world work?
- 12 Athletes have made it to the finals
- Kamalpreet will be 9th to throw
@3:45PM: Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE – Check who will pose biggest challenge for Kamalpreet in the finals –
- Sandra Perkovic – Croatia: Best throw of 71.41 M but this season she hasnt thrown more than 68.3 Meter – Gold at 2016 and 2012 Olympic Games
- Valarie Allman – USA: 70.51 Best throw and she is the lady in form and favorite to win the Gold today – Junior World Champion In 2021 season – finished 2nd at Doha in Diamond League.
- Cuba’s Yaime Praize: She is 2019 World Champion
- In comparison India’s Kamalpreet Kaur had a personal and season best of 66.59M. She along with Valarie Allman was the only one to qualify directly for finals with a 64 M Throw.
@3:40PM: Kamalpreet Discuss Finals LIVE – Indian athlete’s date with history start at 4.30PM – Follow all live
Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE: Kamalpreet Kaur eyes podium finish, Women’s Discus Throw Final starts @ 4.30PM, follow live updates
Kamalpreet Discuss Finals LIVE: The Kaur girl lived up to her pre-tournament billing as the athlete from Punjab qualified for the women’s discus throw finals with a monster throw in qualification.
She was only the second among 31 athletes to secure direct qualification with a throw of 64m. The 25-year-old threw a distance of 60.29m in her first attempt, but significantly improved in the second, scoring 63.97, narrowly missing the 64m mark.
After a slow start with a throw of 60.29m, Kamalpreet Kaur pulled out a monster throw of 64m in her third attempt to qualify for the final of women’s discus throw event! 👏#StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion pic.twitter.com/BwO8cIMgF4
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 31, 2021
However, she made up for it in the final attempt, as he threw a staggering throw of 64m, the second best at qualification.
Kaur is known for her monster throws and had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 65.06 meters during the Athletics Federation Cup earlier this year. The athlete from Punjab put in a career-best performance in the Indian Grand Prix in June, throwing a mammoth 66.59m.
India at Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE:- Kamalpreet Kaur eyes podium finish- Women’s Discus Throw Final; Live Stream
Should she achieve the same distance, it could very well see her land on the podium on Monday. The 25-year-old will hope to secure a medal and should she make it to the top 3, Kaur will become the first Indian female to win a medal in athletics at the Olympics. Kaur is hopeful of securing glory and will aim to go past her personal best in Tokyo.
Speaking to PTI she said, “I was feeling nervous before the throw. But after the first attempt, I felt better. By the third throw, I was confident and that is why I touched 64m. I think I will be confident during the final. I feel I can better my personal best (66.59m at Indian GP4 in June) and win a medal for the country. That is my sole target now.”
Match Details: Kamalpreet Kaur (Women’s Discus Throw Final)
Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: Olympic Stadium- Long Throws
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