Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Kishore Jena break meet records on Day 1 of the Indian Open Throws and Jumps Competition at the Inspire Institute of Sport -

Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Kishore Jena break meet records on Day 1 of the  Indian Open Throws and Jumps Competition at the Inspire Institute of Sport

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Khel Today Bureau 

Vijayanagar, Karnataka: The Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), Vijayanagar – a state-of-the-art centre of excellence and high performance in sport, saw some scintillating action on Day 1 of the 2nd Indian Open Throws and Jumps Competition.

The day was highlighted by star shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor breaking the meet record with a throw of 19.95 meters and claiming the gold in men’s shot put. With this performance, he also qualified for a spot in the Asian Games breaching the 19 metres qualification standard. The silver medal was clinched by the new star on the circuit Karanveer Singh with a throw of 19.54 metres who also breached the qualification standard set by AFI. The bronze medal meanwhile, was bagged by Sahib Singh with a throw of 18.77 metres.

Speaking after his performance Tajinder said, “This is just the first outdoor competition of the season, I am not that satisfied with my performance. I wanted to clear the 20 metres mark but fell a little short. This year, my goal is to break the National and Asian record.”

On the other hand, in the women’s shot put, Manpreet Kaur started the season strongly by throwing 16.73 metres to clinch gold and also breaching the Asian Games qualification mark of 16.30 metres. Abha Khatua clinched silver with a throw of 15.06 metres and the bronze medal went to Kachnar Chaudhary from Rajasthan with a throw of 14.34 metres.

Later in the day, the men’s javelin grabbed the attention with Kishore Jena from Odisha breaking the meet record previously set by Rohit Yadav, with a 78.93-metre throw. The silver medal was won by Sarbjeet Singh from Punjab with a throw of 75.63 metres and Abhishek Drall clinched the bronze with his last throw of the day of 73.51 metres.

Results from other throws competitions of the day:

Hammer Throw Men:

Gold: Yuvraj Jakhar, Rajasthan – 52.69 metres

Silver: Dinesh S, Tamil Nadu – 52.32 metres

Bronze: Meraj Ali, Uttar Pradesh – 51.71 metres

Hammer Throw Women:

Gold: Rekha, Uttarakhand – 54.44 metres

Silver: Manju Bala, Rajasthan – 53.83 metres

Bronze: Amreen, Karnataka – 46.71 metres

Discus Throw Men:

Gold: Manjeet, Haryana – 51.24 metres

Silver: Praveen Kumar, Rajasthan – 50.88 metres

Bronze: Deepak Yadav, Uttar Pradesh – 49.72 metres

Discus Throw Women:

Gold: Kalavathi Basappa Teli, Karnataka – 44.83 metres

Silver: Nandhini Vellaichamy, Tamil Nadu – 43.50 metres

Bronze: Sushma MN, Karnataka – 42.98 metres

Women’s Javelin Throw:

Gold: Karishma Sanil, Karnataka – 47.60 metres

Silver: Hemamalini Neelakanda, Tamil Nadu – 45.78 metres

Bronze: Priya Attri, Uttar Pradesh – 45.75 metres.


About IIS:

The Inspire Institute of Sport is a cutting-edge environment founded to craft champions in India with an eye on success at the Olympic Games. Located in Vijayanagar, Karnataka, the IIS has been stitched together with state-of-the-art facilities and sports science and has some of the finest coaching minds from across the world to guide our athletes towards the Indian Olympic dream.

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