Kamalpreet Kaur

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Kabarwala, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

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Kamalpreet Kaur is an Indian discus thrower who represents India at various national and international competitions.She did not have an interest in studies while she was in school. During an interview, while talking about her school days, she said, During the class VIII exams, I just managed 33 marks each in Maths and English. There was a slight improvement in the class X boards, but I realised that I was not going anywhere with my studies. I knew that if things continued like this I would not get a job. This was also the time when I had taken part in a sports event and did well. People liked my height and built and suggested that I give sports a try..She was interested in sports since her school days and wanted to become a professional cricketer, but her sports teacher in school asked her to participate in athletics. She then participated in various athletic activities like shot put and discus throw and won many prizes.

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Kamalpreet Kaur is an Indian discus thrower who represents India at various national and international competitions.She did not have an interest in studies while she was in school. During an interview, while talking about her school days, she said, During the class VIII exams, I just managed 33 marks each in Maths and English. There was a slight improvement in the class X boards, but I realised that I was not going anywhere with my studies. I knew that if things continued like this I would not get a job. This was also the time when I had taken part in a sports event and did well. People liked my height and built and suggested that I give sports a try..She was interested in sports since her school days and wanted to become a professional cricketer, but her sports teacher in school asked her to participate in athletics. She then participated in various athletic activities like shot put and discus throw and won many prizes.Initially, she was a little hesitant to pursue her career in sports as in her village it was believed that girls should do the household work only. At that time, her mother was also unhappy with her decision to live in a hostel, but her father supported her throughout.Initially, she started with shot put but then shifted her focus to the discus throw.She then moved to a hostel outside her village and started her professional training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in her village.With her hard work and training, she became the U-18 and U-20 national champion in discus throw in 2016.She participated in the World University Games held in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2017 and stood 5th in it. Kamalpreet Kaur in a discus throw event.She then appeared for the clerical exam of the Indian Railways and cleared the exam. It was a great relief for her to get a regular salary from her job as her familys financial condition was not good. In an interview, while talking about it she said, At times the Punjab government would offer a cash prize after I won medals at the national level. But there was no regular support. You know even my shoes cost Rs 10,000. In 2017, I got a job as a clerk in Railways. The salary was just Rs 21,000, but it came every month, and that was a huge support..Kaur was rejected from the qualifying round at the Asian Games in Jakarta in 2018. She took it positively and in 2019 won a gold medal in the Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships. In an interview, she talked about the championship. She said, It was my strategy to go all out in the first throw itself and it worked for me. I cannot convey in words how happy I am feeling now. I couldnt sleep for the last three nights because of the nervous excitement. Another change came when I got access to protein supplements to enhance performance. I would buy a cheap one as I could not have kept asking my father for more money. Kamalpreet Kaur on winning a gold medal at the National Athletic Championships.

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60-90 Min

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