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Defending champion Seema Punia wins bronze in Women’s Discus Throw

Seema Punia could not defend her title and settled for a bronze in the Women’s Discus Throw event in the Asian Games 2018. Seema cleared a best distance of 62.26m in her third attempt which was better than her gold-winning effort at the 2014 Incheon Games. This was Seema’s best throw in six years.

Asian champion Chen Yang of China won the gold with a throw of 65.12m in her last attempt. Her compatriot Feng Bin grabbed the silver with 64.25m.

Seema Punia now has four Commonweath Games medals and two Asian Games medals. She can be clearly regarded as India’s best discus thrower.

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