India’s shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor stamped his authority within the continental circuit by defending his Asian Athletics Championships title earlier than limping out of the competitors after his gold-winning second spherical throw in Bangkok on July 14, 2023.
The Asian file holder Toor threw the iron ball to a distance of 20.23m in his second throw however limped out after the trouble, holding his groin.
Saberi Mehdi (19.98m) of Iran and Ivan Ivanov (19.87m) of Kazakhstan took the silver and bronze respectively.
The 28-year-old Toor grew to become solely the third shot putter to defend the Asian Championships title.
Qatari Bilal Saad Mubarak had achieved the feat twice by successful consecutive titles in 1995 and 1998, and once more in 2002 and 2003. Mohd Gharib Al Zinkawi of Kuwait had gained the title thrice in a row — 1979, 1981 and 1983.
The extent of Toor’s harm is just not but recognized however it may very well be a reason behind concern for him because the World Championships (August 17 to 27) start in Budapest in simply over a month.
He had certified for the World Championships together with his new Asian file throw of 21.77m within the Nationwide Inter-State Championships in Bhubaneswar final month.
Toor had additionally missed the 2022 World Championships because of a groin pressure he had developed simply earlier than the occasion, which additionally pressured him to skip the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.
Toor had undergone surgical procedure on the left wrist of his throwing arm simply after the Tokyo Olympics. He additionally participated with a bandaged left wrist on July 14.