Tokyo Olympics: Shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor fails to book finals spot
India's campaign in the shot put event of the Tokyo Olympics took a blow after Tajinderpal Singh Toor failed to seal his place in the finals, finishing 13th in the qualifiers.
There was no respite for India in the Tokyo Olympics, as its wobbly campaign continued. In the men's shot put event, Tajinderpal Singh Toor came up with a mediocre performance in the qualifiers on Tuesday, finishing 13th and failing to qualify for the finals.
Toor's opening throw was 19.99m, followed by a couple of disqualifications, as his hopes of qualifying for the finals took a blow. To enter the finals, athletes needed to throw at least 21.20m or finish in the top-12.
Although Toor was leading in the opening round, he was down to third after a couple threw over 20m. While he was placed sixth following the opening round, a foul in the second saw him dropping to 12.
It was the same story for Toor in the final round, as he misthrew again. While he was competing in Group A of the qualifiers, Tomas Walsh, Darlan Romani and Mostafa Hassan qualified for the finals by topping it.
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