Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Live coverage of the women’s discus throw final where India’s Kamalpreet Kaur will be in action at the Olympic Stadium on Monday at 4:30 PM IST.
- Valarie Alman is in the gold medal position with a throw of 68.98 followed by Yaime Perez at 65.72m and following her closely is Germany’s Kristin Pudnez who improved after her first throw 63.07 to haul herself in the bronze medal position with an improved second attempt of 65.34.
- It’s raining and it is slippery and Valarie Allman slips and the conditions are harsh for the athletes
- Kristin Pudnez is in medal contention as after a first attempt of 65.72 the German hurled the discus to a distance of 62.16m.
- Kamalpreet Kaur in her second attempt got a red flag!
- Sandra Perkovic in her second attempt has faltered and that is shocking as she hurls the discus into the side net!
- Right then, Valarie Alman in her first attempt stuns with a throw of 68.98m and that’s a Gold medal throw in round 1
- Kamalpreet Kaur in her first throw hurls the discus to a distance of 61.62m
- Sandra Perkovic in her first throw hurls the discus to 62.53m
- Chen of China starts proceedings and she throws a metre of 61.57 to kick off the competition.
- And now enters India’s Kamalpreet Kaur and what a memorable stay the Indian athlete is having in Tokyo
- Sandra Perkovic is the defending champion and will be aiming for her third Olympic gold medal.
- Right then we are all set as the top 12 finalists are ready to hurl the Discus and all eyes will be on Kamalpreet Kaur.
- Kamalpreet threw 65.06m during the Federation Cup in March to break the national record and become the first Indian to breach the 65m mark.
- Then in June, she bettered her own national record with a throw of 66.59m during the Indian Grand Prix-4 to sit at world number six.
- We are just moments away from the Discus final to start and it will be a golden moment for the Punjab athlete
India’s Kamalpreet Kaur qualified for the women’s discus throw final with a 64m throw on Saturday. Kaur and Valarie Allman (66.42) of the United States were the only two throwers to automatically qualify for the medal event.
Women’s Discus Throw Final Start List
|Qualifying Rank||Athlete||Country||Personal Best||Qualifier Throw||World Ranking|
|12||Izabela da Silva||BRA||62.18m||61.52m||24|
The 25-year-old Kaur, competing in qualification B, sent the discus to a distance of 64m in her third and final attempt to be one of the only two automatic qualifiers for the final round, the other being American Valarie Allman (66.42m).
The Indian ended ahead of defending gold-medallist Sandra Perkovic (63.75m) of Croatia and reigning world champion Yaime Perez (63.18) of Cuba. Perkovic qualified at third and Perez at seventh.