Indian Olympian and recently popular discus thrower, Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the finals. She qualified directly for the finals on Saturday after nailing the Olympic mark of 64.0 m on her third attempt.
Kamalpreet Kaur, who burst onto the scene in June with a national-record-breaking throw of 66.59m, stunned the women’s Discus throw field last week. She became one of the only two athletes to secure the automatic qualification mark of 64m.
Kamalpreet Kaur tried her best but could not achieve a podium finish at this Olympics. Valarie Allman of the United States bagged the gold medal with a throw of 68.98 m. Kristin Pudenz of Germany won the Silver medal with a throw of 66.86 m. Finally, the bronze medal went to Yaime Perez of Cuba who made a throw of 65.72 m.
Kamalpreet made it to the sixth position with her best throw of 63.70 m. It was heartbreaking for fans to see her not finish at the podium. She had risen hopes in the minds of viewers with her national record-breaking throw at the Indian Grand Prix this year. Maybe it was not meant to be for her this time.
#StayStrong Kamalpreet Kaur!!