New Delhi: India's women's discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has made it to the Tokyo Olympics-2020 final. Kamalpreet won the final ticket by securing an automatic qualifying mark of 64 m in his third try in Qualification Group B on Saturday. However, Seema Punia has had to look out for the way, which, despite all the efforts in qualification Group A, could finish sixth with 60.57 meters.
Tell you that 15 athletes were involved in qualifying Group A and 16 athletes in B. A total of 12 top athletes from these two groups will advance to the final, in addition to those who have qualified automatically, the best distance-covering athletes will be ranked in the order of precedence. Apart from Kamalpreet from Group B, American Verale Alaman (66.42) was able to get an automatic qualifying mark. Three athletes from Group A and nine from Group B have made it to the final from the measured distance.
Kamalpreet, who was in Group B, covered 60.29 meters in the first attempt, then threw a disc 63.97 meters away in the second attempt. Even with this distance, she seemed to be qualifying for the final, but her effort was to achieve the automatic qualifying mark and in the third attempt she reached there with 64 meters.