Shot putter Inderjeet Singh has made India proud once again. Singh, who had qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the 19th Federation Cup held in Mangaluru, won the gold medal in the ongoing Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan, China. India’s medal tally in the tournament has thus been opened up with a huge bang of confidence.
Recap of 2016 Rio Olympics Qualification:
Singh had then thrown an impeccable distance of 20.65 metres to secure the Olympic berth in the south Indian city. Coming into the Asian Athletics Championships, it was expected that Singh would continue to keep the momentum going.
Telling Display of Skill at Wuhan:
The left-handed Inderjeet Singh shot an impressive mark of 20.41 metres to clinch the gold. The silver medal was won by Chinese Taipei’s Chang Ming-Huang with a throw of 19.56m, while bronze was won by China’s Tian Zhizhong with a throw of 19.25m.
Not only have Inderjeet Singh’s efforts made an entire nation proud, but they have also raised the expectations from him for the 2016 Rio Olympics. We wish Inderjeet Singh, all the best for all his future endeavours.