TOOR Tajinderpal Singh

13 Nov 1994

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Men's Shot Put 1 Gold Medal


Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Men's Shot Put 20.75 m 25 August, 2018 Jakarta (INA)
AR Men's Shot Put 21.77 m 19 June, 2023 Bhubaneswar (IND)


Start Time Location Event Status
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium

Biographical Information


Asian Games
1Men's Shot Put2018Indonesia20.75
Olympic Games
QualificationMen's Shot Put2020Tokyo, JPN19.99
World Championships
QualificationMen's Shot Put2022Eugene, OR, USANM
QualificationMen's Shot Put2019Doha, QAT20.43
Asian Championships
1Men's Shot Put2023Bangkok, THA20.23
1Men's Shot Put2019Doha, QAT20.22
2Men's Shot Put2017Bhubaneswar, IND19.77
South Asian Games
1Men's Shot Put2019Kathmandu, NEP20.03
Physical Education - Malwa College of Physical Education, Bhatinda, IND
Wife Sandeep
English, Hindi, Punjabi
Mohinder Singh Dhillon [personal], IND, from 2013
In July 2022 he sustained a groin injury during a training camp in Chula Vista, CA, United States of America. He did not compete at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, OR, United States of America, or the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, as a result of the injury. Although he was still recovering, he competed in October 2022 at the National Games in Gujarat, India, and won a gold medal. (newindianexpress, 02 Oct 2022; sportstar, 16 Jul 2022)

In 2020 he broke his left wrist. He could not throw for three months and resumed training in January 2021. After competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, he underwent wrist surgery in September 2021. He returned to competition in February 2022. (newindianexpress, 27 Feb 2022, 12 Nov 2021; indiatoday, 03 Jul 2021)
He took up shot put in 2006 in the village of Khosa Pando in the Moga district of India. (economictimes, 28 Aug 2018)
He used to play cricket as a child, but his father encouraged him to take up shot put. "My father wanted me to try my hand at individual sports as well. Once I started practising at the ground regularly, I started to develop a liking for the sport." (sportskeeda, 28 Mar 2018)
To win a medal at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, and to compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (newindianexpress, 02 Oct 2022, 12 Nov 2021)
He trains at the National Centre of Excellence in Patiala, India. (newindianexpress, 12 Nov 2021)
Winning gold in shot put at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (indiatimes, 26 Aug 2018)
His father. (sportskeeda, 28 Mar 2018)
He was named flag bearer for India for the opening ceremony of the 2019 South Asian Games in Nepal. (news18, 30 Nov 2019)

In 2019 he received the Arjuna Award from the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. (pib, 20 Aug 2019)

Additional Information

After winning a gold medal in shot put at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, he revealed his father had been battling cancer for the previous two years. His father passed away shortly after Tajinder returned to India from the Games. "This medal is my biggest achievement because a lot of sacrifices have been made. My family though never let me get distracted. They allowed me to chase my dream. A lot of sacrifices have been made by my family and friends and all those have paid today. My family never pressurised [me] to attend my father in hospital and it was always my friends who took care of all the hospital formalities in my absence." (dnaindia, 05 Sep 2018; indiatimes, 26 Aug 2018)

He has served as a chief petty officer in the Indian Navy. (newindianexpress, 02 Oct 2022; timesofindia, 11 Sep 2019, 03 Apr 2018)

Gold Medal
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Asian Record
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