CWG 2018: Seema Punia, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon win silver, bronze in discus throw

Apr 13, 2018, 08:29 IST | PTI

Seema Punia came up with a best effort of 60.41m, which she did in her opening attempt to win her fourth successive CWG medal while Navjeet Kaur Dhillon grabbed the bronze with her final throw of 57.43m

Silver medallist Seema Punia (right) and bronze-winner Navjeet Dhillon celebrate their success in Gold Coast yesterday. Pic/PTI
Silver medallist Seema Punia (right) and bronze-winner Navjeet Dhillon celebrate their success in Gold Coast yesterday. Pic/PTI

Discus throwers Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon yesterday opened India's medal account in athletics at the 21st Commonwealth Games, clinching a silver and bronze respectively here yesterday. Punia came up with a best effort of 60.41m, which she did in her opening attempt to win her fourth successive CWG medal while Dhillon grabbed the bronze with her final throw of 57.43m.

Punia, 34, had 59.57m in her second throw and fouled her third and fifth attempts while coming up with a 58.54m in between. She had a final throw of 58.90m. Punia, who was competing in her final CWG, was, though, well below her best. She has a season's best of 61.05m which she did while winning the gold in the Federation Cup National Championships last month. Australian Dani Stevens won the gold with a Games record best throw of 68.26m which she came up in her fourth attempt.

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