The man who struck gold for India setting a record is named Inderjeet Singh. He created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold at the Universiade, Gwangju.
The Indian shot-putter is having a dream run this year so far. You could relate him to King Midas, wherever he went he struck a Gold for the country winning three in the Grand Prix in Thailand and one at the Asian Athletics Championships held in China. His first gold this year came at home in the Federation Cup, Mangalore where he produced a throw of 20.65m. The gold at the Universiade is his sixth in total and to add to the delight, he has even qualified for the Olympics next year.
Inderjeet’s start at the Universiade didn’t go as well he would have thought. Though he started with a foul, he ended with a distance of 20.27m in his penultimate throw. An effort that won him his fifth international gold this year. Marius finished second with a best throw of 19.92m and Bulanov finished third with a best of 19.84m.
The youngster at this point would not be so concerned about the Olympics, as he’s got the World Athletics Championship next month on his agenda and he sure would not want to lose his Midas touch.
Apart from Inderjeet’s gold, India also managed another medal in the 25m men’s rapid fire pistol shooting.
India’s medal tally: