Impressive Kamalpreet finishes second in discus qualification to make finals, veteran Seema Punia out
The 25-year-old Kaur, competing in qualification B, sent the discus to a distance of 64m in her third and final attempt to be one of the only two automatic qualifiers for the final round.
Though Seema, who doesn't have a permanent training base in Russia, knew qualification was just a throw away, yet that mark was eluding her in the competitions she participated in.
Despite Punia's demand, the current World Athletics rules on female eligibility regulations are very clear that they do not apply to field events.
The 37-year-old Punia, who had won a silver in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a bronze in the 2018 Asian Games, breached the Olympic qualifying mark of 63.50m.