Tajinderpal Singh Toor defends his shot put title, whereas Parul Chaudhary wins Steeplechase Gold « Athletics Federation of India

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India’s defending champion in males’s shot put, Tajinderpal Singh Toor overcame groin ache to clinch the gold medal within the ongoing twenty fifth version of the Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok on Friday.

India’s second gold of the day got here within the ladies’s 3000m steeplechase via Parul Chaudhary, whereas lengthy jumper Shaili Singh added silver to the medal tally.

In response to info reaching right here, the 28 years previous Punjab’s Asian Video games champion had a gap throw of 19.80m, whereas his second try of 20.23m was adequate to fetch him the gold medal.

By the way, Toor gained gold on the 2019 version of the Asian championships with a throw of 20.22m. His private and season better of 21.77m was recorded final month in Bhubaneswar within the home assembly.

Toor claimed he might solely try two throws within the medal spherical on account of an damage sustained three days previous to the competitors. All opponents get six makes an attempt within the medal spherical.

“I wasn’t in a position to absolutely get better from the groin ache sustained throughout a observe session. The ache aggravated after the second throw and I couldn’t proceed,” the two-time Asian champion stated.

By the way, Toor gained gold on the 2019 version of the Asian championships with a throw of 20.22m.

Away from the throwing enviornment, 28 years previous Parul dominated the ladies’s 3000m steeplechase race. Her successful time was 9:38.76 seconds.

Parul wasn’t glad along with her timing however was joyful to have gained the gold. “My goal was to return first and I’m feeling good,” Parul stated within the post-race interplay.

But it surely was heartbreak for Priti Lamba as she narrowly missed a bronze medal within the steeplechase. Japan’s Remi Yoshimura edged out Priti on the tape by clocking 9:48.48 seconds. Priti’s time was 9:48:50 seconds

Within the males’s steeplechase, India’s Bal Kishan completed fourth (8:46.98 secs), whereas Mohd Nur Hasan didn’t end the race.

India’s promising lengthy jumper Shaili Singh needed to cope with silver (6.54m) behind Japanese Sumire Hata (Japan) 6.97m. The 19 12 months previous Shaili bought off to a great begin, her opening bounce was 6.54m, however wasn’t in a position to construct on her successive jumps on account of lack of excellent rhythm. “I hope to do higher in my subsequent competitors,” Shaili stated after successful silver.

In heptathlon Swapna Barman was positioned on the second spot with 3392 factors, whereas Ekaterina Voronina of Uzbekistan was main the eight-member discipline with a rating of 3448 after 4 occasions on day-one of the competitors.

The Indian contingent hopes to earn a medal within the males’s 400m hurdles as each Yashas Palaksha and Santosh Kumar certified for the ultimate right this moment.



3000m Steeplechase: Ryoma Aoki (Japan) 8:34.91, Yaser Salem Bagharab (Qatar) 8:37.11, Seiya Sunada (Japan) 8:39.17, Bal Kishan (India) 8:46.98 secs—fourth.

Shot Put: Tajinderpal Singh Toor (India) 20.23m, Mehdi Saberi (Iran) 19.98m), Ivanov Ivan (Kazakhstan) 19.87m


3000m Steeplechase: Parul Chaudhary (India) 9:38.76, Xu Shuangshuang (China) 9:44.54, Reimi Yoshimura (Japan) 9:48.48, Priti Lamba (India) 9:48.50–fourth.

Lengthy Soar: Sumire Hata (Japan) 6.97m, Shaili SIngh (India) 6.54m, Zhong Jiawei (China) 6.46m, Ancy Sojan (India) 6.41m—fourth.

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