Tajinderpal Singh Toor

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Tajinderpal Singh Toor
TAJINDER PAL SINGH TOOR Won Silver For India In Shotput.jpg
Toor with the silver medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships
Personal information
Born (1994-11-13) 13 November 1994 (age 28)
Khosa Pando, Moga district, Punjab, India[1]
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)21.49m (2021) NR[2]

Tajinderpal Singh Toor (born 13 November 1994) is an Indian shot putter who holds the outdoor Asian and national record of 21.49m.

Early life[edit]

Toor was born on 13 November 1994 in Khosa Pando village in Moga district, Punjab. Hailing from a family of farmers, he switched from cricket to shot put at the insistence of his father.[1]


In June 2017, Toor recorded his personal best outdoor throw of 20.40m at the Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala, but fell short of the World Championships qualification standard of 20.50m.[3] In the following month, he won the silver medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar with a throw of 19.77m, missing out on the gold medal by 0.03m.[4]

Toor finished eighth in the final of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a throw of 19.42m.[5]

In August 2018, Toor won gold at the 2018 Asian Games with a 20.75m throw, breaking the Games record and the national record.[6] He won the gold medal at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in Doha with a throw of 20.22m.[7]

Toor qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics by registering a throw of 21.49m at the Indian Grand Prix IV in June 2021, clearing the 21.10m entry standard. This throw also broke the national and Asian records.[8] Competing with a heavily-bandaged shoulder at the Olympics, Toor registered only one legal throw of 19.99m in qualifying and failed to reach the final round.[9]

At the 2022 Indian Open Nationals, he was adjudged the best male athlete. [10]


  1. ^ a b "TOOR Tajinderpal Toor". Asian Games 2018 Jakarta Palembang. Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Tajinderpal Singh Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, improves own national record with 21.49m throw". Times Now. 21 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Fed Cup: Neeraj wins gold with meet record". The Tribune. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  4. ^ Selvaraj, Jonathan (8 July 2017). "Asian Athletics Championships: Anas wins gold, Dutee bags bronze on day 2". ESPN.in. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ "CWG 2018: Muhammed Anas puts himself in Milkha Singh's shoes in Gold Coast". The Indian Express. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Tajinderpal Singh Toor: Father battling cancer, Tajinderpal wins Asian Games gold in Jakarta". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Asian Athletics Championships: Tajinderpal Singh Toor's gold medal is an ode to his consistency, but he's still work in progress-Sports News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics with new Asian record". The Times of India. 22 June 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Tokyo Olympics: Tajinderpal Singh Toor fails to qualify for final". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  10. ^ Singh, Navneet. "Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Jyothi Yarraji are the best athletes of the National Open Athletics Championships". www.sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 21 October 2022.

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