In the women’s discus throw final, Seema Punia finished fifth, Navjeet Dhillon eighth

Last update: August 03, 2022, 02:51 AM IST

Seema Punia finished fifth in discus throw (PTI Image)

In what could be her last appearance at the Commonwealth Games, the 39-year-old Punia produced a best throw of 55.92m in her second attempt but it was not enough to secure a podium finish on Tuesday.

Indian discus throwers Seema Punia and Navjit Kaur Dhillon disappointed as they finished fifth and eighth respectively in the finals in a lackluster performance at the Commonwealth Games here. In what could be her last appearance at the Commonwealth Games, the 39-year-old Punia produced a best throw of 55.92m in her second attempt but it was not enough to secure a podium finish on Tuesday.

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It was the first time Punia would return home without a medal, having won silver in the 2006, 2014 and 2018 editions, as well as bronze in the 2010 Delhi Games. He has a season’s best of 57.09m and a personal best of 64.84m which he set back in 2004.

Dhillon, who has a season’s best of 58.03m, could only manage 53.51m in his sixth and final attempt to end his campaign in disappointment. He won a bronze medal in the last edition in Gold Coast in 2018. Nigeria’s Chioma Onyekore won the gold with a best throw of 61.70m while England’s Jade Lilly (58.42m) won the silver. Another Nigerian, Obiageri Amaechi (56.99m) won bronze in the minor event.

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