Kamalpreet Kaur (Discus Thrower) Biography

Real NameKamalpreet Kaur
Born04 March 1996
BirthplaceMalout, Punjab, India
Height5′ 8” or 172cm
SchoolDasmesh Girls Sen. Sec. Public School
CollegeUnknown
QualificationGraduation
Father NameS. Kuldeep Singh
Mother NameS. Rajinder Kaur
SiblingSister
OccupationDiscus Thrower
Year Active2014 – Present
Contactunavailable

Kamalpreet Kaur is a female Indian discus thrower. She set a national record in the discus throw with an attempt of 65.06m and later extended her record to 66.59 at the Indian Grand Prix IV. She is the first Indian woman to have breached the 65 m mark.

Personal Life

  • Kamalpreet Kaur was born on 04 March 1996 and her birthplace is Malout, Punjab, India.
  • Her father’s name is Kuldeep Singh and her mother’s name is Rajinder Kaur.
  • She did her schooling at Dasmesh Girls Sen. Sec. Public School, Badal.
  • She is also employed as a clerk with the Indian Railways.

Sports Career

  • Kamalpreet was interested in academics from his childhood, later she took up athletics in 2012.
  • She finished fourth at her first state-level tournament and was very disappointed by her result.
  • After that, she started taking the sport seriously and her initial training began at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) center at Badal village.
  • Her rigorous practice and natural ability soon began to yield results as she became the U-18 and U-20 national champions in 2016.
  • Later, she finished sixth at the 29th World University Games 2017 and finished fifth at Asian Athletics Championships, Doha in 2019.
  • She became the first Indian woman to breach the 65.06m barriers in the discus throw at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships held in Patiala.
  • Kaur broke her own national record during the ongoing Indian Grand Prix IV 2021 in Patiala, with a discus throw of 66.59m in her fifth attempt.
  • She set a new national record, the previous record of 64.76m set by Krishna Poonia in 2012.
  • She has breached the Olympic qualification mark of 63.50 in the process and booked her ticket for Tokyo 2020.
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