Seema Punia qualifies for Tokyo 2020

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Seema Punia, the veteran Discus Thrower, has been qualified for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.
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Seema Punia, the veteran Discus Thrower, has been qualified for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. To confirm her presence in the Olympics she won the gold on the final of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships because of a 63.70m throw.

Read also: Hockey India announces 16-member women’s squad for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Seema Punia qualifies for Tokyo 2020-
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Seema Punia stated in tears, “I am thankful to Lalit Bhanot sir for being the only one from my junior days to keep faith in me. So many had declared my career over, I had to prove myself to everyone in the system and outside. There are no words to explain”.

This will be her fourth Olympic appearance. Her first appearance was in 2004, second in 2012, and third in 2016. 2020 Tokyo Olympics is going to be her fourth time.

She has also won silver medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games.

Seema Punia is going to be the second Indian woman to participate in the Tokyo Olympics after Kamalpreet Kaur.

Read also: 16-member Indian hockey team got announced for the Tokyo Olympics 2020

More than 100 Indian Athletes have qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo now. There is a high probability of an increase in the number of Indian athletes because of their terrific performance and many representations. Athletes from 10 sports have secured the Olympic berths. 

Read also: Indian Athletes Qualified for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo: In Detail

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