Rio 2016: India’s Manpreet Kaur fails to qualify for shot put final

  • Indo Asian News Service, Rio de Janeiro
  • Updated: Aug 13, 2016 16:28 IST
Manpreet Kaur’s best attempt was 17.06m. (AP)

Indian athlete Manpreet Kaur failed to get past the qualifying round in the women’s shot put at the Rio Olympics 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.

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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