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Inderjeet Singh Profile: Men’s shot put

Inderjeet Singh is currently coached by Pritam Singh, younger brother of another Indian shot putter Shakti Singh.

Inderjeet Singh, Inderjeet Singh India, India Inderjeet Singh, Rio 2016 Olympics, sports news, sports, Olympics Inderjeet Singh achieved the Olympic qualification mark with a throw of 20.65m at the 19th Federation Cup. (Source: AP)

Name: Inderjeet Singh, 28, Inderjeet Singh is Indian athlete specializing in the shot put. He is a native of Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab and the 28-year old later moved to Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Inderjeet is currently coached by Pritam Singh who is a younger brother of another Indian shot putter Shakti Singh.

He is an alumnus of Delhi Public School Nigahi & belonging 2006 batch, one of most prestigious school in Coal India campus. He later moved to Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh along with his family

Career highlights: Inderjeet Singh won the gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships in 2015. Inderjeet in 2015 won Asian Grand Prix at Bangkok, Universiade at Gwangju, South Korea , World Championships at Beijing, China. He was one India’s athletes to fail a dope test of a banned substance but tested negative in the second dope test that was conducted on June 29.

Qualification: He achieved the Olympic qualification mark with a throw of 20.65m at the 19th Federation Cup at Mangala Stadium, at Mangalore.

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Record: Inderjeet Singh competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade and won silver medal with a throw of 19.70 metre which was his personal best at that time.

Event: Inderjeet Singh will represent India in Shot-put event at Rio 2016 Olympics
The shot put is a track and field event involving “throwing”/”putting” a heavy spherical object,the shot as far as possible.

Schedule: Men´s Shot Put qualifying round is scheduled to take place on 18th August

First published on: 28-07-2016 at 05:59:39 pm
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