Tajinderpal Singh Toor became India’s first gold medallist in the track and field events at the 2018 Asian Games as he won the men’s shotput gold with a Games record of 20.75m in Jakarta, today. He secured seventh gold medal for India.
Such was Toor’s domination that he led the field throughout the competition from the first throw. His first throw was of 19.96m which gave him the lead. He threw 19.15m on the second throw before a four on the third throw.
But in the second round, he began with 19.96m before bettering it with 20.75m to win the gold. Toor also broke national record with this throw.
Meanwhile, in badminton, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu sail into the women’s singles quarter-finals. However, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lose in the men’s doubles Round of 16.