Shot-Putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor Qualifies for Tokyo With Record Show
Shot-putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 21.49m in his first attempt and broke his own national record.
Patiala, NewsOnRadar Bureau, June 21: Ace Shot-putter TAjinder Pal Singh qualified for Tokyo Olympic with an Asian and national record throw at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala on a day when the national women’s 4x100m relay team and sprinter Duti Chand also breached the previous best marks in the country. The 26-year-old Toor, a 2018 Asian Games gold winner, crossed the Olympic qualification mark of 21.10m with a throw of 21.49m, which was his first attempt, and broke his own national record. He also came up with big throws of 21.28m, 21.12m, 21.13m in his third, fourth and fifth efforts, all of them crossing the Olympic qualification mark.
The previous national record, which was also in Toor’s name, stood at 20.92m and was set in 2019.
The athlete from Punjab also shattered the 12-year-old Asian record of 21.13m which was in the name of Sultan Abdulm Al Hebshi of Saudi Arabia since 2008.