Shot put star Inderjeet Singh wins Gold at Asian Athletics Championships

India's shot put star Inderjeet Singh bagged a gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships, becoming the eighth Indian to bag a gold at this platform.

India’s shot put star Inderjeet Singh bagged a gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships and became the eighth Indian to bag a gold at this  platform.

Inderjeet Singh, the shot put star from India, bagged a gold medal at the 21st Asian Athletics Championship which began in China on Wednesday.

With this achievement Singh became the eighth Indian to bag the gold at the Asian Athletics Championships.

Inderjeet Singh
Inderjeet Singh
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The 27 year old player from Haryana marked his victory with an impressive 20.41m effort. He had won a gold in the Federation Cup Senior Nationals in Mangaluru last month with a 20.65m throw, which made everyone’s hope from him even stronger. And Singh did not disappoint us.

“I could have come up with a 21-plus throw had the temperature been ideal. At the Incheon Asian Games also, my throw was less than what I could have done. My throw was less here also. But I have won gold for the country and I am proud of it,” Inderjeet said after winning the gold.

Inderjeet had won a silver medal at the 2013 World University Games and a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. He has grabbed the gold in his fourth attempt.

In other categories, Long jumpers Ankit Sharma (7.56m) and Kumaravel Prem Kumar (7.51m), as well as sprinter Srabani Nanda (11.61 secs in women’s 100m) also qualified for the finals.

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