Shot thrower Tajinder Pal Singh withdraws from National Inter State Athletics Championships

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Kusum ред Jun 26 2024 6:24PM

Shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor has decided to pull out of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships due to ankle pain. This competition, starting in Panchkula from Thursday, is his last chance to qualify for the upcoming Paris Olympics.

India’s shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor has pulled out of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships due to ankle pain. The competition, starting in Panchkula on Thursday, is his last chance to qualify for the upcoming Paris Olympics.

Till a few days ago, Asian record holder Toor was on his way to qualify for the Paris Games through the world ranking quota. He is the defending Asian champion and Asian Games gold medalist. However, now he has withdrawn his name. Toor told PTI that he is currently having some pain in his ankle due to which the doctor has advised Singh not to throw for three to four weeks.

India’s 29-year-old Toor held the Asian record of 21.77 meters until recently. Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Daoba Tolo broke his record with an effort of 21.80 meters at the Estadio Vallehermoso competition in Madrid on June 21. It remains to be seen how the Athletics Federation of India deals with Toor’s latest problem as officials are yet to say anything about it. The men’s shot put event at the Paris Olympics will begin on August 2 and the final will be held on August 3.

Last month, AFI President Adille Sumariwala had clarified that except Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, it will be mandatory for all other athletes to participate in the National Inter-State Championships to be selected for the Paris Olympics.

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