Discuss thrower Seema Punia has clinched silver in the Women’s Discus Throw with an attempt of 60.41m at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG). Another Indian thrower in the fray, Navjeet Dhillon, had to settle for the bronze with 57.43 points.

The Asian Games discus gold medal winner gave India its first medal in athletics at the ongoing CWG 2018

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Seema went down in the competition, defeated by Australia’s Dani Stevens, who has swept the record for the longest throw in Commonwealth Games with a massive effort of 68.26.

A confident and steady Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon have secured second and third place respectively. Their efforts end India’s medal drought in athletics

Seema Punia had qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016 for the third time, having represented the country in 2004 and then again in 2012. The 32-year-old Haryana-based athlete is a gold medallist of the 2014 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, with a throw of 61.03m, a silver winner in the 2014 Glasgow CWG Commonwealth Games with an effort of 61.61m, a personal best scorer of 64.84m in 2004, also a silver medalist in 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and a bronze in the 2010 Delhi CWG. She has over 10 career marks over 61.00m.

Today, Indian women have raised the bar high at the podium. With shooter Tejaswini finishing second in the women’s 50m Prone Finals and winning the silver medal and Babita Kumari also bagging silver medal in the women’s freestyle 53 kg Nordic wrestling category, Grappler Kiran was flying big with bagging a bronze via repechage in the women’s freestyle 76 kg.

Congratulations to all the incredible sportswomen out there in Gold Coast! Keep the flag flying high!

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