India’s Tajinderpal Singh Toor gave India its 7th gold medal in the ongoing Asian Games by winning the men’s shot put event with an Asian games record throw of 20.75m. This will prove to be a morale booster for the whole Indian contingent who will eye more medals from the track and field events.
Toor started with a throw of 19.96m that put him in the gold medal position upfront. He later went on to better his throw with 20.75m distance and a “Kabaddi” like celebration fueled the Indian spectators at the less crowded stadium.
His golden performance was the buzzing topic on twitter, here’s some reactions
Proud of you, Tajinderpal Singh Toor! Congratulations on winning the Gold medal with a record throw of 20.75m in Men’s shot put at the #AsianGames2018. India is very proud of your exemplary accomplishment. Keep it up! #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 25, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 25, 2018
Tajinderpal Singh Toor clinches 7th Gold ?for India ?? in #AsianGames2018, with a National Record throw of 20.75m in Men’s Shot Put!
Extremely proud of this extraordinary performance, Tajinder! ?
Many Congratulations to you! ? pic.twitter.com/afk1zpv8OY
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) August 25, 2018
What an amazing effort by Tajinderpal Singh Toor who has won the Gold Medal with a record throw in the Men’s Shot Put event at the Asian Games. The entire nation is proud of him. Congratulations to him!
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 25, 2018
From a silver in the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships to finishing 8th at 2018 CWG Games to now a record breaking Gold, we are all extremely proud of you Tajinderpal Singh Toor. Best wishes always. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/DdVCHLf9Zs
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 25, 2018
Congratulations Tajinderpal Singh Toor on the stellar performance and a much deserved Gold. We are all so proud of you. pic.twitter.com/4Mb5Kuu12t
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 25, 2018