Kamalpreet, Shivpal qualify for Asian Championships
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Kamalpreet Kaur grabbed the spotlight by winning a gold medal in the women's discus throw event and also qualified for the Asian Championships in the process on the opening day of Federation Cup here on Friday. Shivpal Singh also booked a berth in the April 19-24 Asian Championships in Doha in men's javelin throw by crossing the qualifying standard set by Athletics Federation of India (AFI). With veteran Seema Punia not taking part in the Senior National Championships, the 21-year-old Kamalpreet of Punjab emerged triumphant with a final throw of 60.25m which was better than the Asian Championships qualifying standard of 58.50m. In fact, Kamalpreet crossed the qualifying standard in her second throw as she sent the iron disc to a distance of 58.97m at the National Institute of Sport. "I thought I could have thrown more than 61m but I was still recovering from an injury in my lower back," Kaur said after her event. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Navjeet Dhillon, also from Punjab, ..
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