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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.

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Tokyo, First Published Aug 3, 2021, 5:47 PM IST

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.

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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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