🇮🇳 Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Kamalpreet Kaur booked her Tokyo Olympics berth in women’s discus throw with a sensational national record effort of 65.06m as she improved upon her earlier personal best by four metres on the final day of the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships on March 19th, 2021.

The Tokyo Olympics qualifying mark in women’s discus throw is 63.50m.

Kaur’s earlier personal best was 61.04m which she recorded in 2018.

She eclipsed the nine-year-old earlier national record of 64.76m which was in the name of Olympian and 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Krishna Poonia.


The 25-year-old Railways athlete has set a new national record in women’s discus throw, breaking the previous record held by Seema Antil. This is the first time the 65m mark has been breached in women’s discus throw by and Indian.