Tajinder Pal Singh Toor Shot Put : An Indian professional athlete who is a shot putter, Tajinder was born to a family of farmers on 13 November 1994 in Khosa Pando village in Punjab, India. The man from the land of five rivers can throw the iron ball a long way. He may have wanted to be a cricketer but changed to shot put on his father’s insistence.
Mohinder Singh Dhillon has been his mentor since 2014. According to him, the 26-year-old athlete has a great love for javelin throw as well. Under his guidance and owing to his own determination and hard work, Toor is scaling newer heights all the time. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2019. He likes to travel and work out.
He is 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Toor weighs approximately 90 kgs.
Toor qualified for the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, 21 September. With a throw of 21.49 M at the Indian Grand Prix 4 event in Patiala, he beat his own national record which was set in 2019. In the process, he also beat the Asian record which was held by Sultan Abdulmajeed Al Hebshi of Saudi Arabia since 2009. It is a great sign of his grit and commitment that he managed to keep up his fitness levels even during the pandemic. Toor was quoted as saying that he was happy to qualify for his first Olympics and was looking forward to doing well in Tokyo. A podium finish could be on the cards if he manages to replicate his recent performances.
Tajinder is single. There is not much known about his dating life.