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Asian Games 2023: Tajinderpal Singh Toor successfully defends shot put title, wins India’s 2nd athletics gold

India’s Tajinderpal Singh Toor celebrates after profitable the lads’s shot put occasion on the 2023 Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China. AP

India gained a outstanding 9 medals in athletics on Day 8 of the 2023 Asian Video games to take their medal depend previous 50.

Two of these medals turned out to be gold, with shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor amongst these standing on high of the rostrum on a outstanding Sunday in China’s Hangzhou.

Toor gained the lads’s shot put last with a greatest effort of 20.36m, ending forward of Saudi Arabia’s Mohamed Daouda A Tolo (20.18m) and China’s Yang Liu (19.97m), each of whom dished out their season-best efforts.

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This was the 28-year-old Moga native’s second Asiad gold on the trot, having gained the occasion in Jakarta 2018 with a Video games Document throw of 20.75m.

Toor got here up with the mighty 20.36-metre throw on his sixth and final try and overhaul Saudi rival Tolo’s distance of 20.18 metres, which proved means too good for the latter to overtake in his last try.

Moreover Toor, distance runner Avinash Sable was the opposite Indian to win monitor and subject gold on Sunday. Sable won the men’s 3000m steeplechase occasion in dominant trend, clocking 8:19.50 — a brand new Video games Document, surpassing the timing of 8:22.79 set by Iran’s Hossein Keyhani set in Jakarta, 2018.

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Such was Sable’s dominance within the occasion that his rivals weren’t even within the image when he went previous the end line, with nearest competitor — Japan’s Ryoma Aoki (8:23.75) — ending 4 seconds after him. Japan additionally bagged bronze with Seiya Sunada (8:26.47) ending behind Aoki.

With inputs from PTI



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