Seema crashes out of Olympic discus event

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian athlete Seema Punia crashed out of the women’s Discus Throw event at the ongoing Rio Games after finishing ninth in Qualifying Round Group B at the Olympic Stadium here.

Seema’s best throw of 57.58 metres came in her first attempt. She registered a foul in her next attempt before finishing with 56.78m in her third and final attempt.

Yaime Perez of Cuba finished at the top of the group with a best attempt of 65.38 metres while China’s Su Xinyue was second with 65.14m. Nadine Muller (63.67m) of Germany was third.

Melina was the fourth Robert-Michon was the fourth athlete from the group to qualify for the final with a best attempt of 62.59m.

In the overall standings, Yaime and Su claimed the top two positions while Sandra Perkovic (64.81m) of Croatia from Group A was third.

Dani Samuels (64.46m) of Australia, Cuban Denia Caballero (62.94m) and China’s Feng Bin (62.01m) were the others to qualify for the final from Group A.

–IANS

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