Athletics: Indian Grand Prix 4 LIVE Updates — Tajinder Pal Singh Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Tajinder Pal Singh Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 21.49m in shotput event. Kamalpreet Kaur, Dutee Chand break national record.
Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE Blog for the Indian Grand Prix 4, one of the most-awaited athletics events for the country's athletes, who will be competing to earn a berth for the Tokyo Olympics at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala.
Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Tejinderpal Singh Toor, and Annu Rani will be in action in their respective disciplines to make the cut for the Tokyo Olympics.
We will be bringing you all the coverage from the event and the latest news.
- 21 Jun 2021 3:24 PM GMT
Hima Das finishes clocking 22.88, ahead of Dhanalaxmi 23.14, Archand 23.43
- 21 Jun 2021 2:39 PM GMT
"Coronavirus caused us a lot of problem. I was injured and had fractured. Then competitions were affected, this was much needed for me. My target was 21.50 and breached it." - Tajinder Toor
It would have earned him a bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Also, Tajinder Toor now holds the Asian record in men's shot put.
"My target is 69m," says Kamalpreet Kaur.
- 21 Jun 2021 2:18 PM GMT
Tajinder Pal Toor showed brilliant improvement in his performance. He surpassed his PB from 20.92 to 21.49 to break the national record and earning a berth for Tokyo Olympics.
The qualifying mark was 21.10m
- 21 Jun 2021 2:13 PM GMT
Tajinderpal Singh Toor breaches the Tokyo Olympics qualifying mark.
- 21 Jun 2021 2:03 PM GMT
Dutee Chand who held a national record of 11.22 seconds, shattered her record to make it 11.17. The qualification mark for Tokyo Olympics is 11.15 seconds.