CWG 2022: Seema Punia, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon finish 5th and 8th respectively in women’s Discus Throw final

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India completed their final occasion of the day with no medal as Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon

File photograph of Seema Punia. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India completed at fifth and eighth respectively
  • Seema Punia completed in second place in 2018 CWG
  • Dhillon completed final among the many ultimate 8 throwers

India’s veteran Discus thrower Seema Punia completed outdoors of the medal tally, late on Tuesday evening within the ultimate of the ladies’s occasion within the Commonwealth Video games 2022 being held at Birmingham.

Alongside Punia, one other Indian athlete, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, too didn’t have a superb outing, ending eighth out of 11 athletes. Each Indian ladies didn’t have a superb time within the center, failing to get even near the medal positions within the occasion. Whereas Seema completed fifth with a 55.92m throw, Dhillon may solely muster up 53.51m as her greatest.

Punia herself regarded annoyed all through the occasion attempting as many methods as she will be able to, even throwing on flat on, which landed at 52.30m. The medal contenders, although, had been in a distinct league altogether. Nigeria’s Chioma Onyekwere gained Gold within the ladies’s Discus Throw occasion with a season-best throw of 61.70. She was not alone within the podium as Nigeria gained two medals on this occasion, with Obiageri Amechi clinching Bronze, throwing 56.99m.

This marked a disappointing finish of the day for India who misplaced the badminton finals towards Malaysia 3-1 and did not defend their crown. On the day, India gained two gold medals in Garden Bowl and Desk Tennis and bagged three silver medals on Day 5.

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