XtraTime Web Desk: India bagged its seventh gold today as Tajinderpal Singh Toor won the men’s shot put at the 2018 Asian Games.
Not only that he also broke the national record in his fifth attempt with a massive throw of 20.75, which is itself a national record.
China’s Yang Liu was second as his best throw was 19.52 and Kazakhstan’s Ivan Ivanov was third with a throw of 19.40.
The 23-year-old is Asia’s highest ranked shotputter and produced an inspired throw of 19.96 in his very first attempt and then followed it up with a throw of 19.15. He though failed in his third attempt, but had done enough.
But he was not done and had three throws left. He shot 19.96 in this fourth, and in his next broke the game and national record. He capped off a fine performance with another throw of 20.