Ludhiana, September 26
Kamalpreet Kaur, the first Indian woman athlete, who hogged limelight by breaching 65 metre barrier in discus throw event in the Tokyo Olympics recently, was felicitated by city-based Belfrance Bakers and Chocolatiers, Sarabha Nagar, here yesterday.
Kamalpreet (25), a native of Kabarwala village, near Malout, in Muktsar district, was honoured by bakers Harjinder Singh Kukreja and Surinder Singh Kukreja with a cake weighing 65 kg, matching her stupendous feat in Tokyo.
“The number 65 is significant because our Punjabi sister is the first discus thrower to create history by hurling the iron disc to 65 metre distance. That is why we have made this special cake to salute her achievement,” said Harjinder Singh. The 65 kg three tier cake was crafted with Olympic rings, a large discus and a fondant figurine of Kamalpreet Kaur in her team jersy with Kaur printed on it.
“Cakes are what we excel in. This is the best tribute we could’ve given to daughter of Punjab, who made us proud with her performance in an international event,” said Satinder Singh. Elated Kamalpreet said, “It is a proud moment not just for me and my family, but also for Punjab and India. What is heartening is all love and respect my sport, discus throw, has been accorded because of my achievement in the Tokyo Olympics-2020.”
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