Tokyo Oltmpics 2020: India’s star shot put player Tejinderpal Singh presented his challenge in the qualification round. Tejinderpal Singh is in Group A. The qualification round of shot put is divided into two groups. There are 16 players in each group. Each player will get three attempts in the qualification round. Of the 32 players in shotput, 12 will advance to the finals. 26-year-old Tejinderpal Singh Toor, hailing from Moga in Punjab, threw 19.99m in his first attempt. However, he could not touch the qualifying mark of 21 metres. On the other hand, Tejinderpal Singh was fouled in the second attempt. He threw a foul in his second attempt. Tejinderpal Singh, who entered Group A of the men’s shotput qualification, made a foul in his third attempt after his second attempt. He disappointed with his performance. Tejinder’s best throw was 19.99 meters. Tejinder finished 13th in the Group A match and missed out on a place in the final. In the first place is Darlan Romani of Brazil. His best throw was 21.31 meters.
Tokyo ticket was cut with national record
Punjab’s shot put player Tejinderipal Singh Toor had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by setting a national record. Tejinderpal Singh Toor achieved this feat by throwing a distance of 21.49 meters at the Indian Grand Prix. Tejinderpal Singh also set national records and Asian records in this event. Toor’s previous best record in shot put was 20.92 metres. By winning the Indian Grand Prix, he also confirmed his ticket to Tokyo. With this Toor has become the 11th Indian athlete to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. At the same time, during the tournament, Tejinderpal broke his own national record of 20.92 meters set in the year 2019. At the same time, he also broke the Asian record of 21.13 meters set by Saudi Arabia’s Sultan Abdulmajid Al-Hebshi in 2009.
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Tejinder’s first Olympics
After qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Tejinderpal while talking to a news agency said that he is very happy to qualify for the Olympics for the first time. He said that he was not surprised when he qualified for the Olympics as he was throwing from 21.20m to 21.40m. It is also an Asian and national record. It is being told that this record breaking performance of Toor was subject to passing the dope test. Dope control officers of the National Anti-Doping Agency were present during this tournament. Toor had outperformed the bronze medalist in 2012 and 2016.
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