Tajinderpal Singh Toor gets gold at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023

Tajinderpal Singh Toor won gold in men’s shotput at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023 with a best throw of 20.23 m.

Tajinderpal Singh Toor (image credits: tajinder22.22/instagram)
By Soumya | Jul 16, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Tajinderpal Singh Toor won gold in men’s shotput at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023 with a best throw of 20.23 m. Toor achieved this throw on his second attempt. He was the defending champion of the event. Toor was so confident that he skipped his remaining attempts due to some issue with his leg. The 28-year-old didn’t want to exacerbate it with the Asian Games around the Corner.

This is his third medal at the Asian Athletics Championships. He won a gold medal in 2019. He was also the Silver medalist in 2017. Mehdi Saberi of Iran won the silver medal with a best throw of 19.98 m. While bronze went to Ivan Ivanov of Kazakhstan won with a best throw of 19.8 m.

Recent accomplishments of Tajinderpal Singh Toor

The Indian National record holder in shotput recently rewrote the Asian Record with a throw of 21.77m in the inter-state Championships in June. Tajinderpal Singh Toor also qualified for the World Championships in Budapest.

Toor earlier won the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships held in Kazakhstan in February with a best throw of 19.49m. Compatriot Karanveer Singh finished second with a best throw of 19.37m. The next Major task for Toor will be the World Championships and Asian Games. Toor’s main focus would be on defending his Asian Games Gold Medal. He will also eye to qualify for the World Championships final. In the process, the Olympic Qualification Distance (21.50m) will be at the back of his mind.

Other medal winners of the Asian Athletics Championships 2023

India is currently third in the medal tally at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023. It has 6 Gold, 5 silver & 5 bronze medals. This takes the overall tally to fourteen medals. India is just behind China (6 Gold, 7 Silver and 4 Bronze) and Japan (11 Gold, 10 Silver and 8 Bronze). However, one positive result is that India has already surpassed its last year’s gold tally. Below is a list of all the medal winners as of now for India:

AthleteEventMedal
Jyothi YarrajiWomen’s 100 m hurdlesGold
Abdulla AboobackerMen’s triple jumpGold
Parul ChaudharyWomen’s 3000 m steeplechaseGold
Ajay Kumar SarojMen’s 1500 mGold
Tajinderpal Singh ToorMen’s shot putGold
Rajesh Ramesh
Aishwarya Kailash Mishra
Amoj Jacob
Subha Venkatesan
Mixed 4×400 m relay teamGold
Shaili SinghWomen’s long jumpSilver
Anil Sarvesh KushareMen’s high jumpSilver
Murali SreeshankarMen’s long jumpSilver
Swapna BarmanHeptathlonSilver
Priyanka GoswamiWomen’s 20 km race walkSilver
Abhishek PalMen’s 10000 mBronze
Aishwarya Kailash MishraWomen’s 400 mBronze
Tejaswin ShankarMen’s decathlonBronze
Tamilarasan Santhosh KumarMen’s 400 m hurdlesBronze
Vikash SinghMen’s 20 km race walkBronze

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