Tajinderpal Singh Toor, who bagged his berth for Tokyo Olympics, said he will work hard to give his best shot in the upcoming Games.
Tajinderpal Singh Toor's performance of 21.49m, a national record, bettered the Asian record of 21.13m as well as the qualifying mark of 21.10m.
After the cremation, Toor broke down as he spoke about his father being a major source of inspiration for him.
The 23-year-old Toor had clinched the men's shot put gold by throwing the iron ball to 20.75m in the Asian games.
Tajinderpal Singh Toor won the gold medal at the Asian Games 2018 in Shot Put after setting a national record with a 20.75m throw.
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, though, had congratulated the burly athlete on twitter on August 25 after his performance.
Dhillon, who has been training Tajinder for the last five years, revealed that his ward could not give his best at the Commonwealth Games due to his father's cancer.
Hailing from Punjab, Tajinderpal Singh Toor snatched shot put gold with Asian Games record and also thanked family for being able to focus on job despite father battling stage four bone cancer.
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National record holder Dutee Chand also qualified for the women's 100m semifinals by winning her heat with a fast timing of 11.38.
Not only the 23-year-old from Moga won a gold, it came with a new Games record as he threw the iron ball to 20.75 m in his fifth attempt.