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Rio Olympics 2016: Discus thrower Seema bows out after finishing ninth

Seema Antil at the discus throw event at the Rio Games on Monday.

Yaime Perez of Cuba topped the group with a throw of 65.38m

Discus thrower Seema Antil finished ninth in the Group B qualifying round and crashed out of the Rio Olympic Games on Monday.
The Incheon Asian Games gold medallist, who has a personal best of 62.62 metres, had her best throw in the first attempt at 57.58m, following a delayed start.
Seema committed a foul in her next attempt before finishing with a 56.78m throw in the third and final attempt to conclude her campaign.
Yaime Perez of Cuba topped the group with a throw of 65.38m.
Two other Indian athletes — Srabani Nanda, in women’s 200m, and triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary — had also made exits in the first round.

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