Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kamalpreet enters finals with her 'monster throw'

With the throw of 64m, Kamalpreet was the second athlete among 31 others to book a final berth via automatic qualification.

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Kamalpreet Kaur, with a fantastic throw, secured a place in the women's discus throw final on Saturday. With the throw of 64m, Kamalpreet was the second athlete among 31 others to book a final berth via automatic qualification. There are three attempts to every discus thrower. The discus thrower threw 64m, and the best thrower from Group A and B qualified for the final. USA's Valarie Allman breached the 64m mark with a throw of 66.42m and got qualified along with Kamalpreet. 

Kamalpreet's "monster throw" video got a major hit on Twitter. Tokyo2020 for India sharing the video of the athlete mentioned, "There goes #IND's first #Athletics finalist at #Tokyo2020  After a slow start with a throw of 60.29m, Kamalpreet Kaur pulled out a monster throw of 64m in her third attempt to qualify for the final of women's discus throw event!" 

Kamalpreet Kaur is the first Indian woman to breach the 65m barriers in the discus throw. She made a national record in discus throw in an attempt of 65.06m and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.