Inderjeet Singh From Punjab Is The First Indian To Win Gold In World University Games

The Universiade, a combination of two words – University and Olympiad, is an international multi-sport event which is organised for university athletes by International University Sports Federation (FISU). India has made its mark there, recently.

Inderjeet Singh, hailing from Punjab, has bagged a gold medal in Short Put at World Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

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He is 27 years old and a student of Maharshi Dayanand University, hailing from Bhiwani in Punjab. His 20.27-metre throw helped him bag the much-coveted gold medal. However, Inderjeet committed a foul in his first attempt. He kept improving after that and got a gold medal for India. Also, this is not the first time that he has bagged a medal. He won three Grand Prix events in Thailand helping him qualify for Rio Olympics in 2016.

Inderjeet has been winning medals for three years and his future looks quite promising.

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In 2013, when he participated for Universiade in Russia, he stood second for his 19.70-metre throw. Also in 2014, he stood third for his 19.63-metre throw in Asian Games which took place in South Korea. Manish Bahuguna of Anglian Hunt Medal Company has high hopes from Inderjeet. He believes he can achieve what no other Indian athlete has achieved in the 120 years of Olympic history.

He will undergo training for Rio Olympics from John Carl Godina, who happens to be a legendary shot-putter.

Here’s congratulating him for his past laurels and the gold medal and also wishing him all the best for his future. 🙂

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