Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor wins India’s first Gold medal in Athletics at 2018 Asian Games

Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (24) won Gold medal in men’s shot put final at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian GamesAsian Games held in Indonesia. He finished first in men’s shot put final and set new record at 20.75 m in his fifth attempt. It was India’s first Gold medal in Athletics event in this edition of Asian Games.

Tejinder Pal Singh Toor

He hails from Punjab (Khosa Pando village in Moga district) and is son of farmer. He holds outdoor national record of 20.75m in shot put  throw. He had won silver medal at 2017 Asian Athletics Championships held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha in shot put with throw of 19.77m, missing out on gold medal by 0.03 m. He had finished eighth infinal of 2018 Commonwealth Games with throw of 19.42m.

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