Seema crashes out of Olympic discus event

Indo Asian News Service / 16 August 2016

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.