During the Covid-19 pandemic at the end of last year, Kamalpreet Kaur had even started playing cricket in her village.
Initially, Kaur was pursuing shot put, but she switched to discus throw after joining the SAI centre at Badal.
Her 64m throw meant that she secured a place in the finals on an automatic basis as she breached the qualification mark.
The result has kept India's hopes of a quarterfinal berth alive but their progress to the next stage of the competition will depend on the result of another match.
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