Abha Khatua Sets National Shot Put Record: 18.41m at National Athletics Championships

Abha Khattua Sets New National Record in Shot Put

On the second day of the National Federation Cup Athletics, Abha Khattua set a new national record in shot put with a throw of 18.41 meters. Previously, she had set the record with a throw of 18.06 meters alongside Manpreet Kaur.

Abha achieved the national record with her fifth attempt at the National Federation Cup held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Her attempt of 18.41 meters surpassed the previous national record. However, her attempt fell short of the Olympic qualifying mark of 18.80 meters.

The last date for Olympic qualification is June 30. Abha is yet to secure qualification for the Olympics. In this event, Kiran Baliyan from Uttar Pradesh stood second with a throw of 16.54 meters, followed by Srishti Vig from Delhi with 15.86 meters.

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