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Tajinderpal Singh sets record in shot put, dedicates gold to ailing father

Aug 26, 2018 11:40 IST
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Tajinderpal Singh Toor extended India’s impressive record in shot put at Asian Games, winning their ninth gold medal in the discipline at the continental event.

The win set off celebrations in his hometown of Moga where his family had stood by him as his father fought cancer.

Mother Pritpal Kaur, 50, said she was overwhelmed with his son’s achievement and the house was flooded with well-wishers. “He had a dream that he wanted to make his father proud by winning gold at the Asian Games,” she said.