Seema Punia fails to qualify for discus throw final at Rio Olympic

Aug 16 2016 11:55 AM
Seema Punia fails to qualify for discus throw final at Rio Olympic

Rio Olympic 2016:India's Seema Antil Punia unsuccessful to qualify for the final round of women's discus throw competition at the Rio Games on Monday.

Seema started with 57.58m in her first effort and then fouled second try before hurling the disc to a distance of 56.78m to finish ninth in Group B qualification round and 20th overall as wind and heavy rain played havoc, affecting the performance of the athletes.

2014 Asian Games gold winner Seema, making an early exit, Indian track and field athletes continue to disappoint at the Rio Games with only Lalita Babar being able to reach the final round in women's 3000m steeplechase.

Two other Indian athletes -Srabani Nanda, in women's 200m, and triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary - had also made tame exits in the first round.

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