Punjab news: Kamalpreet Kaur has become the 10th Indian in track and field events to directly secure a position at Tokyo Olympics 2020 by qualifying the benchmark set by the World Athletics. And with her 64.06m throw, Kamalpreet Kaur has become India’s first woman to throw a discus at a distance of 64+m.
Kamalpreet Kaur hails from Kabarwala village in Punjab's Sri Muktsar Sahib district.
Know more about India’s latest entrant in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
During her childhood days, Kamalpreet Kaur wanted to become a professional cricketer, but looking at her physique, her physical education teacher at school asked her to try out shot put before an inter-school competition.
Kamalpreet Kaur is an Indian Railway employee and represents the Railways in the National level tournament.
She started as a shot put player, but qualified as a discus thrower in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Kamalpreet Kaur started playing discus throw in 2014 and worked hard during the Covid19 lockdown to make her way to Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Kamalpreet Kaur still wants to build her career in cricket and has said that cricket is her passion and she wanted to perform well in that too.
However, Kamalpreet Kaur's journey to Tokyo Olympics 2020 has not been an easy one as she battled depression just a year before travelling to Tokyo.