Tokyo 2020: Tajinderpal Singh loses on final round qualification in men's shot put event

Tajinderpal Singh Toor was disappointed in the men's shotput event. He finished 13th in Group A and could not qualify for the final.


India got off to a disappointing start on the 12th day of the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian men's hockey team crashed out of the race for the final. Team India was defeated by world champion Belgium 2-5 in the semi-finals. On the other hand, Indian wrestler Sonam Malik had to face defeat in the 62 kg weight category. She was defeated by Mongolian wrestler Bolortuya. Tajinderpal Singh Toor was disappointed in the men's shotput event. He finished 13th in Group A and could not qualify for the final.

India's shot put athlete Tajinderpal Singh Toor could not make it to the final. The automatic qualification mark for reaching the finals in the qualification round was 21.20 m, which means that the athlete who throws 21.20 m will directly qualify for the final. But Tajinder could not achieve the qualification mark in all three attempts and was out of the race for the final.

He threw 19.99 meters in the first round and finished sixth among 16 athletes. Only five athletes managed to throw above 20 meters in the first attempt. Tajinderpal's throw was declared invalid in the second and third attempt.

Tajinderpal Singh was in Group A and the qualification round of shot put has been divided into two groups. There are 16 players in each group. Each player got three attempts in the qualification round. Out of 32 players, 12 players entered the finals.