Manpreet Kaur
Country India
Date of Birth 1990-07-06
Age 28 years
Birth Place india
Major Teams India
Playing Details Shot Put
Manpreet Kaur, Women's Shotput, Athletics
  • Group
    12th Aug, 6:35pm
    Rank:13, D:17.06
    NOT QUALIFIED

Achievements

  • Manpreet Kaur, a shot putter from Punjab who represents the Railways, created history as she smashed an 18 year national record to clinch the gold medal at the 55th National Open Athletics Championships last month. In the process, she also qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016.

 

Biography

The Railway shot putter qualified for Rio Olympics after her record-shattering throw in the National Open last year in Kolkata. Her 17.96 mt effort not only brought her the gold medal, a hat trick of titles in the National Open but the joy of being in the Olympics.

 

Touching the 19m mark is her aim since she had improved her thrown by one and half metre in a year. In practice sessions she had touched 18.60, according to her. The fact remains the top three at the London Olympics had all gone past 20 m. Manpreet started off as a sprinter but reaching no where, she switched to shot put in her quest for the right sport.