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
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.
Confident & Steady wins the Throw!— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 12, 2018
A bravo last attempt throw by #NavjeetDhillon won #TeamIndia 2 podium finishes at #GC2018 #GC2018Athletics Women's Discus Throw Finals!#SeemaPunia ? with a throw of 60.41#NavjeetDhillon ? with a throw of 57.43#Congratulations ???✌? pic.twitter.com/WwTCJyAxvl
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.
#GC2018Athletics— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) April 12, 2018
🥈SILVER FOR INDIA 🇮🇳 !#SeemaPunia bags the silver medal in Women's Discus Throw with an attempt of 60.41m
And with that effort, she ends India's medal drought in athletics! pic.twitter.com/KRUl0ydqeV
#GC2018Athletics | Veteran #SeemaPunia🇮🇳 Grabs SILVER🥈by Throwing 6️⃣0️⃣.4️⃣1️⃣ Meters in Women's Discus Throw Congratulations🎉🎊💐 🇮🇳 Medal Tally Moves to 3️⃣1️⃣👏👏#DaniStevens🇦🇺Makes by Setting #CommonwealthGames Record#GC2018 #RangDeTiranga🇮🇳#Proud pic.twitter.com/NWXxU5EGGQ— SportsDreamer (@Sportsdreamer65) April 12, 2018
थाळीफेक प्रकारामध्ये भारताला दोन पदके, सीमा पुनियाला रौप्य तर नवजीत धिल्लोनला कांस्यhttps://t.co/CFV1L9hSD3 < बातमी#SeemaPunia #Silver #NavjeetDhillon #Bronze #GC2018Athletics #GC2018 pic.twitter.com/2ivP9BTjrN— LoksattaLive (@LoksattaLive) April 12, 2018
Congratulations to all the incredible sportswomen out there in Gold Coast! Keep the flag flying high!
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