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Commonwealth Games 2022: Seema finishes 5th, Navjeet eighth in women's discus throw final

Discus Throw Veteran Seema Punia failed to win a medal at Commonwealth Games for the first time as she finished fifth with 55.92 M throw and Navjeet finished eight

Seema Punia Discus Throw Tokyo 2020

Seema Punia (Source: Getty Images)



Updated: 2 Aug 2022 11:15 PM GMT

Indian discus throwers Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon disappointed as they finished fifth and eighth respectively in the final with below-par performances at the Commonwealth Games here.

In what could be her last Commonwealth Games appearance, the 39-year-old Punia produced a best throw of 55.92m which she came up in her second attempt but that was not enough for a podium finish on Tuesday.

This was the first time Punia will return home without any medal, having won silver in the 2006, 2014 and 2018 editions along with a bronze at the Delhi Games in 2010. She has a season's best of 57.09m and a personal best of 64.84m which she had produced way back in 2004.

Dhillon, who has a season's best of 58.03m, could only come up with 53.51m in her sixth and final attempt to end her campaign on a disappointment. She had won a bronze in the last edition in Gold Coast in 2018. Nigeria's Chioma Onyekwerw won the gold with a best throw of 61.70m while England's Jade Lally (58.42m) took the silver. Another Nigerian Obiageri Amaechi (56.99m) won the bronze in a mediocre field.

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