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Inderjeet Singh enters the final of the World Championships

Modified 23 Aug 2015
Inderjeet Singh became just the third Indian to make the cut

India’s Inderjeet Singh became only the third Indian on Sunday to make it to the final of World Championships after finishing eighth in the Shot Put qualification at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Sunday

The 27-year-old recovered quickly after putting forth 2 unimpressive efforts in his first 2 attempts and came up with an effort of 20.47m, in his final attempt thereby joining Anju Bobby George and Vikas Gowda as the only others from India to make the cut.

Inderjeet has had an exceptional year so far, where he has won a staggering 8 gold medals including 3 consecutive golds at the  Asian Grand Prix games and one each at the Asian Athletics Championships and World  University Games.

Anju BobbyGeorge won the bronze medal in the Long Jump category at the 2003 edition of the  Championships while Vikas Gowda finished in 7th position in his fiinal at the 2011 Championships, that was held in Daegu.

Purely judging on form, the 27-year-old Shot putter could well join Anju in getting a medal and add another medal to his already glittering tally in 2015.

The final will take place at 5 P.M on Sunday.

Published 23 Aug 2015, 09:07 IST
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