The performance of Indian women players in the Tokyo Olympics has been excellent. Kamalpreet Kaur performed brilliantly in the discus throw on Saturday to secure a place in the final. The 25-year-old won the hearts of everyone with her stellar performance and made a name for herself in the pages of history in the discus throw finals up to 64 meters in the qualifiers.
Kamalpreet Kaur, 25, was born in Patiala, Punjab. This player, who hails from Badal village of Sri Muktsar Sahib district of Punjab, has brought laurels to the entire country in the Olympics. Kamalpreet, who was average in studies in childhood, was focused on sports. Seeing his lack of interest in studies, the physical education coach advised her to pay attention to athletics. In the year 2012, he participated in athletics, and in the first state meet he performed better than expected and finished fourth.
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Kamalpreet showed the tremendous game in the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championship held in Patiala. In his debut, she secured the qualification for Tokyo 2020 with a throw of 65.06m discus. This was his first and only attempt. The player surpassed the Olympic qualification mark of 63.50 meters to win the national record. In the year 2012, Krishna Poonia had set a record of 64.76 meters, which Kamalpreet broke and made her name.
In the year 2014, this new sensation of India started taking discus throw more seriously. He took his initial training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) center in his village. Kamalpreet became the under-18 and under-20 national champion in 2016.
First Indian to throw 65m
Kamalpreet Kaur set a new record by throwing a 65m discus in the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships. She became the first Indian woman to cross the 65m hurdles in this event and etched her name in the pages of history.
Kamalpreet is working as a clerk in the Indian Railways and plays for the Railways in national competitions. The dream of this player, who considers Seema Punia as her role model, is to win a gold medal for the country in the Olympics. Kamalpreet's target is to throw the discus up to a distance of 68 meters.