Only 10 days ago, Kamalpreet Kaur managed the impossible, throwing the disc to a distance of 66.59m, the first woman in India to do so. On Tuesday, things became murky with former champion and veteran Seema Punia raising concerns on her genuineness and seeking a hyperandrogenism test from the federation and the Sports Authority of India.
On the day the 37-year old Seema qualified for her fourth Olympics – interestingly in a field bereft of Kamalpreet – she also sought support from the officials in her “fight for fair play”.
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“When she threw 65m (at the Federation Cup) I was the first to congratulate and appreciate her here. But when she crossed 66m and I saw the footage, I had my doubts. Beyond a point, sheer power cannot help a woman thrower go that distance. It requires technique, fitness, agility, a lot of other things, none of…