India’s daughters continue to shine in Tokyo Olympics. Today is the 9th day of the Tokyo Olympics. On the other hand, India’s discus throw athlete Kamalpreet Kaur has reached the final after her brilliant performance. Let us tell you that it is not as easy as it seems to see the audience, reaching the Olympics is also a big deal for a player. At the same time, every player has to work hard to reach here, after which he gets a chance to perform in the Olympics.
Before the Olympics, Kamalpreet had to deal with a disease like depression
Let us tell you that similarly, Kamalpreet Kaur, an athlete from Punjab, India, has also reached the finals of the Olympics today after many physical problems. The COVID-19 lockdown had taken such a toll on disc throw athlete Kamalpreet Kaur’s mental health that she had to deal with depression. But the discus throw has always been her first love and as a result, she is now one step away from winning India a historic athletics medal at the Olympic Games.
She qualified for the final on August 2 by throwing the discus 64 meters away on Saturday.
Who is Kamalpreet Kaur
Kamalpreet Kaur is a resident of Kabarwala village of Muktsar in Punjab, her family was a farmer. At the end of last year, she was very disappointed as she was not getting to play in any tournament due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In such a situation, she started feeling depressed due to which she started playing cricket in her village.
Kamalpreet Kaur’s coach Rakhi Tyagi told that there is a Sai Center in Badal near her village and we were training there from 2014 to last year. Due to the closure of everything due to Covid-19, she started battling depression. She was desperate to participate in the Olympics and she indeed started playing cricket, but it was not for a tournament or to become a professional cricketer, but to get out of the illness, she played cricket in her village ground. Used to play
Coach claims Kamalpreet Kaur can get a medal
Coach Rakhi Tyagi said that if Kamal does her best, then this time she can win a medal. She said that I talk to her every day, she was a little nervous today because it was her first Olympics and I was not with her either. I told her not to take any pressure, just do her best. I think 66 or 67 meters can get her and the country an athletics medal.
Kamalpreet Kaur Records
Railway employee Kamalpreet Kaur broke the national record by throwing a 65.06m discus in the Federation Cup in March and became the first Indian woman to throw a 65m discus throw. In June, she improved her national record with a throw of 66.59m at the Indian Grand Prix 4 to become the world number six.
This is how the journey of athletics started
Despite the family’s financial problems and opposition from his mother, Kamal wanted to go into athletics. With the support of her farmer father Kuldeep Singh, she started playing in it. The sports teacher of Kaur’s school in village Badal introduced her to athletics, after which she participated in regional and district level competitions in 2011-12. She then participated in the Under-18 National Junior Championship in 2013 and finished second. She joined Sai Center in Badal in 2014 and became the National Junior Champion the following year. In the year 2016, she won his first senior national title.