Manpreet Kaur wins shot put gold at Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet

Apr 26, 2017 13:31 IST

Manpreet KaurIndian shot putter Manpreet Kaur on 24 April 2017 clinched a gold medal in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jinhua, China.

Manpreet came up with a best throw of 18.86 metre, a national record. In 2015, she made a national record after throwing a shot put at the distance of 17.96 metre.

With the win, the shot putter also acquired the No 1 spot in the world rankings.

With the performance, Manpreet also qualified for the IAAF World Championships to be held in August 2017 in London, UK.

Bian Song of China finished a distant second with 17.96 metres.

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About Manpreet Kaur

Born on 6 July 1990, Manpreet Kaur is an Indian professional Olympic shot putter from Ambala.

On 10 January 2013, she won the gold medal in the +75 kg category by lifting an overall weight of 189 kg in National weightlifting championship.

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