Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold medal in men’s Shot Put

Tajinderpal Singh Toor is in the news recently for scripting history for India. He stole the spotlight as he became India’s first gold medallist in the track and field events at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. He showcased an extraordinary tale of energy in the men’s shot put gold with a Games record of 20.75m in Jakarta on Saturday.

It was Toor’s grit and determination that kept him alive and energetic throughout the competition right from the first throw. His first throw recorded 19.96m which helped him to surge ahead. The 23-year-old’s second throw recorded 19.15m before a four on the third throw.

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But as far as the second round is concerned, Toor began with 19.96m before improving it with 20.75m to clinch the gold medal. Toor went on to break his national record with this throw outclassing the six-year-old record of 20.69m in the name of Om Prakash Kathana.

Toor knew exactly what he did in the competition. He had a forgettable Commonwealth Games 2018 as he came seventh in the competition but he converted all those failures into success as he became the Asian champion.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.