CWG 2018: Seema & Navjeet open India’s medal account in athletics
Indian athletes Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon finally opened the country’s medal account in athletics at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday.
The 34-year-old experienced discus thrower Seema won silver medal for the country with a throw of 60.41 m in the women's discus throw final while her compatriot Navjeet, who was participating at such big competition for the first time, settled for bronze medal with a throw of 57.43 m in the same event.
With this win, Seema bagged her career’s fourth medal at Commonwealth Games as she had already won silver, bronze and silver in 2006, 2010 and 2014 respectively.
Navjeet, who her first medal at Games, said, “I was aiming at improving my personal best, but the start was not good. But, winning a medal at the Commonwealth Games has always been on my mind and the bronze will motivate me ahead. When I won the bronze medal in World Junior Championships (2014), I had only become the second athlete after Seema Punia to achieve the feat.”