KAUR Kamalpreet

4 Mar 1996
25
Female
MUKTSAR
 
India
INDIA

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's Discus Throw 6

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Asian Championships
YearLocationDiscus Throw
2019Doha, QAT5th (55.59)
2017Bhubaneswar, IND5th (54.32)


Legend
SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
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Watching Indian Premier League cricket. (hindustantimes.com, 06 May 2021)
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Athlete, Clerk
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Punjabi University, Patiala, IND
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English, Hindi, Punjabi
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Indian Railways [India]
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Rakhi Tyagi, from 2014; Baljeet Singh
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In 2018 she struggled with a back injury while competing and did not qualify for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (hindustantimes.com, 06 May 2021)
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She took up athletics in 2012 after encouragement by a school coach. In 2014 she began throwing seriously at the Sports Authority of India centre in Badal, India, where she switched from shot put to discus. "The coach there, Preethpal Maru, was a discus thrower and I followed his suggestion to take up the sport." (thebridge.in, 20 Mar 2021; indianexpress.com, 20 Mar 2021; scroll.in, 03 Apr 2021)
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"I was really bad at studies. There was a state meet and my coach took me there. I think I finished fourth there and everyone told me I had a good physique. Then I thought, 'Let's give sports a try as I am not that great at studies'." (indianexpress.com, 20 Mar 2021)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. After her athletics career she aspires to become a cricketer. (primetimezone.com, 23 Mar 2021; scroll.in, 03 Apr 2021)
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Indian discus thrower Seema Punia, Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic. (olympics.com, 20 Mar 2021; hindustantimes.com, 06 May 2021)

General Interest

General
EARLY DAYS
She was originally hesitant to pursue a career in athletics due to her family's financial situation and because her mother was opposed to it, but she changed her mind with the support of her father. "Initially, my mother was not willing that I should go out and pursue a sports career. But my father supported me and when I won medals at national level, they felt hopeful. Now, when I qualified for [the 2020] Olympics, it has given them tremendous happiness. My father is a farmer. As it happens in villages, girls are under pressure to get married at a very early age. I knew that if I don't do well at studies and am not able to make it to a good college, my fate would be the same. However, I was determined not to meet that fate. I wanted to do something different. So I thought sports will be my ticket to a job and avoiding marriage." (thebridge.in, 26 Mar 2021; hindustantimes.com, 06 May 2021; scroll.in, 03 Apr 2021)

OCCUPATION
She works as a clerk for Indian Railways, which she also represents in national competition. She has also been a district ambassador for the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme that aims to improve the efficiency of welfare services for girls in India. (olympics.com, 20 Mar 2021; timesofindia.com, 23 Mar 2021; tribuneindia.com, 10 Apr 2021)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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