Tajinderpal Singh Toor Biography:
Tajinderpal Singh Toor is an Indian shot putter and He was born on Sunday, November 13, 1994, in Khosa Pando, Moga district, Punjab, India. His father Late Karam Singh is a farmer and his mother is a homemaker.
Initially, Tajinderpal was interested in pursuing a career in cricket but due to his father, Karam Singh encouraged him to try his hand at the individual sport. He then switched to shot put and he was learned initial training from his uncle.
In 2015, Tajinderpal joined the Indian Navy and serving as Acting Petty Officer. In the same year, he won his 1st national medal by winning the Bronze at the Open National Athletics Championships with a throw of 17.78m. He then made his international debut at the World University Games and finished at the 5th position in the final by throwing 19.24m.
In 2016, Tajinderpal won his 1st national Gold medal with a throw of 19.93 at the Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships. He next won a Silver medal at the Interstate Athletics Championships 2016 with a throw of 19.21m. He then won the Bronze medal with a throw of 18.36m at the Open National Athletics Championships 2016.
In 2017, He won a Gold medal at the Federation Cup by throwing 20.40m but failed to qualify for the World Athletics Championships as he fell 0.10m short of the qualification mark. He then won a Silver medal with a throw of 19.77m at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, missing out on the gold medal by 0.03m.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Tajinderpal Singh Toor|
|Coach/Mentor||Mohinder Singh Dhillon|
|Date of Birth||November 13, 1994 (Sunday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||26 Years|
|Birth Place||Khosa Pando, Moga district, Punjab, India|
|Hometown||Khosa Pando, Moga district, Punjab, India|
|Education Qualifications||Not Known|
In 2018, at the Asian games, he won a gold medal with a throw of 20.75m, by breaking the Games record and the national record. He then lost his father to bone cancer days after he returned from his Jakarta heroics.
In 2019, He won a Gold medal with a throw of 20.03 meters at the South Asian Games. Later that year, he shattered his own national record of 20.75m by throwing 20.92m at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
In 2021, Tajinderpal qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 21.49m in the Indian Grand Prix-4 at Patiala. With this throw, he once again shattered his own national record and Asian records.
Tajinderpal Singh Toor Achievements:
- Asian Championships 2017: Silver Medal
- Asian Games 2018: Gold Medal
- Asian Championships 2019: Gold Medal
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||180 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.80 m (in meters)
5’ 11” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||135 kg (in kilograms)|
298 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Karam Singh|
Mother: Name Not Known