Asian record holder India’s shot put athlete Tejinderpal Singh Toor could not make it to the final of Tokyo Olympics. He finished 13th in the Group A qualifying round with a throw of 19.99m. Tejinder could not achieve the qualification mark in all three attempts and was eliminated from the race for the final. Tejinderpal threw 19.99m in his first attempt and finished sixth among 16 athletes.
The automatic qualification mark to reach the final in the qualification round was 21.20m, which means the athlete who throws 21.20m will qualify for the final.
Tejinderpal’s throw was declared invalid in the second attempt. He fouled again in the third and final attempt and his best throw in the qualification round was 19.99m. His dream of going to the final was shattered as two of his three attempts were invalid and he could not qualify.
If he had given his best, it would have been
Toor qualified for the Olympics in June at the Indian Grand Prix with an individual best performance of 21.49m. Even if he had given his best performance, he would have qualified for the final. Only five athletes managed to throw above 20 meters in the first attempt.
Tajinder failed to Qualify For Final: Tejinderpal Singh Toor could not even perform best, journey ended in 13th place