Tajinderpal Singh Toor is an Indian shot putter who has set an outdoor Asian and national record of 21.49 meters throw at the Tokyo Olympics.
Tajinderpal Singh Toor was born on Sunday, 13 November 1994 (age 28 years; as of 2022) in Khosa Pando village, Moga district, Punjab. Their zodiac sign is Scorpio. She joined Malwa College of Nursing, Kotkapura to pursue a bachelor’s degree in physical education.
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight (Approx): 90 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye colour: black
Body Measurements (Approx): Chest: 46″, Waist: 38″, Biceps: 16″
parents and siblings
Tajinderpal’s father Karam Singh (deceased) was a farmer.
His mother’s name is Preet Pal Kaur, who is a housewife.
He has a sister, Navdeep Kaur, who is settled in America.
wife and children
After their engagement on 17 February 2020, Tajinderpal married Sandeep Dhillon Toor, who is a teacher, on 8 October 2021.
Tajinderpal follows Sikhism.
In 2015, he finished fifth in the shot put event at the World University Games. In 2017, he participated in the Almaty Kosanov Memorial Meet in Kazakhstan. The same year, he finished second in the Asian Athletics Championships with a throw of 19.77 metres.
In 2018, he won the gold medal at the Asian Games with a throw of 20.75 metres, breaking the record of 20.69 meters set by Om Prakash Karhana in 2012.
In 2019, he won the gold medal at the South Asian Games. In the same year, Tajinderpal Singh Toor won the gold medal in the Asian Championship.
In 2021, Tajinderpal qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo by breaking his own national record of 21.10 meters with a throw of 21.49 metres.
During the 62nd National Inter-State Athletics Championships at the Kalinga Stadium on 19 June 2023, he achieved a remarkable feat by surpassing his previous five-year-old Asian record with a powerful throw of 21.77 metres. As a result, he secured a spot at the World Championships.
Awards, Honors, Achievements
In 2019 he was honored with the Arjuna Award.
As of 2022, he is the highest ranked shot putter in Asia.
He has a Brezza car.
He has a Ford car.
He has Endeavor car.
Tajinderpal follows a non-vegetarian diet.
He has a tattoo of Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa on his left bicep.
His friends and family members often call him Tajinder Toor.
When Tajinderpal was a child, he wanted to play cricket professionally, but his father insisted that he choose shot put.
He is trained by Mohinder Singh Dhillon who started coaching him in 2013 at Jalandhar Sports College.
In an interview, he said that during the early days of his career, his family found it difficult to afford his training expenses, which included protein, shoes and gym fees. In another interview, his mother said that his diet when he was growing up was equivalent to that of two children. he adds,When he was young, he often slept with a circle under his pillow. His day started with paranthas and 10 eggs and ended with food too.
His father was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2015. During the initial phase of treatment, his father recovered through surgery, but his condition worsened in 2018. Talking about his father’s condition in an interview, he said,At this stage, I know that my father will not survive for very long. All I want to do right now is to win as many medals as I can while he is alive. I want to give him all the medals.
His father died in 2018 when Tajinder was on the Asian Games tour. He won a gold medal in the Asian Games and when he was returning to his hometown Moga, his father died. He could not show his medal to his father. Talking about the same he said,At first I was in shock. I had never even thought of such a scenario and couldn’t believe it. Losing the leader of the house is the biggest loss for any family.”
After his father’s death, his father’s gun license was transferred to his name. Talking about this in an interview he said,He had a gun to protect the farm and that was the only thing he left for me.”
Before Tajinderpal’s throw at the 2018 Asian Games, his coach MS Dhillon shouted at him, ‘You die of shame.’ His coach talked about this in an interview and said,I wanted him to be angry. I told him, ‘I have left my family for you and your father is fighting cancer. Think about us’. I think it worked.”
In 2020, Tajinder was injured while throwing shot put, after which he suffered a fracture in his hand. Due to this he became depressed and started thinking that he would not be able to qualify for the Olympics.
He injured his back muscle before the qualification round in 2022. As a result, he was dropped from the squad for the Commonwealth Games 2022. In an interview, he talked about his injury and said,Today was a difficult day for me. I couldn’t perform as I wanted. Injuries have been constantly troubling me. Last year, it was my wrist and now it’s my thigh. “Just four days before the competition, I suffered a back muscle strain and it significantly affected my performance.”
He is an avid dog lover and often posts pictures of them on social media.