Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur produced one of the best performances by an Indian in the Olympics in the qualifying round to make it to the finals after finishing second. The 25-year-old Kaur, competing in qualification B, sent the discus to a distance of 64m in her third and final attempt. Will she bag a medal for India and end India’s wait for an #Olympics medal in Athletics? The final will begins now.
Earlier in the day, the Indian women’s hockey team made history on Monday, the 10th day of the Tokyo Olympics as they beat Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals. With that, India sealed their spot in the semifinals for the first time in its Olympic history.
Meanwhile, starting the day for India, Dutee Chand clocked her season best timing of 23.85 seconds in the women’s 200 m race but finished last in the heat, failing to qualify for semifinal. Indian shooters had another disappointing day, with Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failing to qualify for men’s 50m rifle three positions final. Next. India will pin hopes on Kamalpreet Kaur as she will be throwing the 1kg disc in her quest of a medal.