Manpreet Kaur

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian athlete Manpreet Kaur failed to get past the women’s Shot Put qualifying round at the Rio Olympics here on Friday.

The qualifying mark for the 18 shot putters in Group B was to achieve a throw of 18.40 metres or at least the 12 best performers advanced to the final round.

Manpreet scored 16.68 metres in her first attempt and improved to 17.06 metres in her second attempt.

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She secured only 16.76m in her third attempt at the Olympic Stadium. But it wasn’t enough to secure qualification to the final round as she was ranked 23rd after the overall completion of the qualification process.

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