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Tajinderpal Singh Toor captures gold in shot put at Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

Astana [Kazakhstan], February 11 (ANI): Tajinderpal Singh Toor, India’s present nationwide report holder in males’s outdoors shot put, clinched a gold medal with a private indoor better of 19.49 m on the ongoing Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2023 held in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday.

As per the Olympics.com, he’s an Asian Games gold medalist (2018), outside Asian champion (2019). He gained a silver medal within the final version of the championships in Tehran again in 2018 with a throw of 19.18 m.

On Friday, Toor dedicated a foul in his first try, however made the successful throw of 19.49 m in his third and fifth makes an attempt to clinch his first-ever gold within the championships.

Karanveer Singh was the one different athlete to cross the 19 m mark and completed second with one of the best throw of 19.37 m. Ivan Ivanov of Kazakhstan got here via with a throw of 18.10 to seize bronze.

Praveen Chitravel, India’s nationwide triple-jump champion clinched a silver medal with a leap of 16.98 m, a brand new nationwide indoor report. Olympian Fang Yaoqing from China gained the gold with a leap of 17.20 m and South Korea’s Yu Gyumin claimed bronze with 16.73m. India’s Arun AB earned a Twelfth-place end amongst 15 rivals with a leap of 14.12 m.

Swapna Barman, Asian Games gold medalist in heptathlon, clinched a silver medal within the girls’s pentathlon occasion and had an total level tally of 4,119, one other new nationwide indoor report. She topped the 60 m hurdles in 8.64 seconds, claimed second place within the excessive bounce with a leap of 1.75 m and one other second place within the lengthy bounce with leap of 5.91 m, fifth in shot put with a throw of 12.13 m and sixth in 800 m dash with timings of two:27.57 in a area that includes 9 gamers. India’s Sowmiya Murugan got here eighth with 3654 factors.

Ekaterina Voronina of Uzbekistan walked away with a win within the pentathlon with 4,386 factors and Yuki Yamasaki of Japan was third with 4,078 factors.

Earlier within the day, India’s Jeswin Aldrin made it to the ultimate of the lads’s lengthy bounce with a brand new indoor nationwide report of seven.93 m. He broke the earlier nationwide report of seven.92 m set by Murali Sreeshankar and Kumaravel Prem Kumar.

Muhammed Anees Yahiya completed ninth with one of the best bounce of seven.48 m and didn’t make it to the ultimate, which options eight males and might be held on Sunday.

Jyothi Yarraji, India’s indoor nationwide report holder in girls’s 60 m hurdles, failed to supply excellent leads to 60 m dash heats and completed tenth with a timing of seven.47 s.

Archana Suseentran, competing in girls’s 60 m, superior to the eight-women closing after ending fifth with a timing of seven.42 s. But she missed the rostrum barely, ending fourth (7.39 s) behind Indonesia’s Valentin Vanesa Lonteng, who completed with timings of seven.37 s.

Jyothi might be in motion in girls’s 60 m hurdles, the place she has the nationwide report. Amlan Borgohain (males’s 60 m dash) and Shaili Singh (girls’s lengthy bounce) may also be in motion.

The championships will conclude on Sunday. (ANI).