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Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh wins India's first Gold medal at 2018 Asian Games

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

Who is Tejinder Pal Singh Toor?

  • He hails from Punjab (Khosa Pando village in Moga district) and is the son of a farmer.
  • He holds an outdoor national record of 20.75m in shot put throw.
  • He had won silver medal at the 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 in the final of 2018 Commonwealth Games with a throw of 19.42m.

Question:

Q. Who has won Gold medal in men's shot put final at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games held in Indonesia?
a. Rajinder Pal Singh Toor
b. Tejinder Pal Singh Toor
c. Sukhwinder Pal Singh Toor
d. None of the above
Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh wins India's first Gold medal at 2018 Asian Games Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh wins India's first Gold medal at 2018 Asian Games Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 27, 2018 Rating: 5

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