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Commonwealth Games 2018: Athletics Men's Shot Put Qualifying Round - Group A, Tejinder Singh carries India's hopes, Live Updates

Tejinder Singh has qualified for the final.
Updated: 08 April 2018 12:22 IST - Published: 08 April 2018 11:02 IST
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And that's a wrap!

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the CWG 2018
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The final is scheduled on Monday. Let us hope Tejinder Singh can keep the Indian Tricolour flying high!
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He can go a lot higher than 19.10 though, for his best is 20.40. So one can expect him to do much better than this in the final.

He finished sixth in the eight-team field in Group A.
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That was some amazing improvement and a show of determination from the Indian shot putter after bungling his earlier two chances.
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AND TEJINDER SINGH QUALIFIES FOR THE FINAL ON HIS THIRD ATTEMPT WITH A THROW OF 19.10
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Dominica's Dillon SIMON comes up with a season's best throw of 19.44 to secure an automatic qualification.
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Tejinder fails to improve on his second chance and registers 18.43. His best is still 18.49, that he achieved on the first attempt and is a shade shy of the automatic qualifying mark of 19.00.
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Second attempt starts and Jamaica's Ashinia MILLER qualifies with 19.35
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At the end of the first attempt, three shot-putters have automatically qualified from Group A and Tejinder is NOT one of them.
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New Zealand's Tomas WALSH creates a Games record with a staggering 22.45, and automatically qualifies.
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South Africa's Orazio CREMONA is the second one to qualify from Group A with 19.24
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Tejinder's first attempt is 18.49.

He does not qualify with this, but he has chances left.
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The next two shotputters haven't crossed the automatic qualification mark.

Next up is Tejinder.

Can he do it?
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Qualification Rules: Qualifying performance 19.00 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final
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Nigeria's ENEKWECHI qualifies with a throw of 20.66
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Tejinder is the No. 4 shot-putter in Group A 
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Welcome to our live coverage!

India's Tejinder will be in action soon
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Men's Shot Put Qualifying Round - Group A. Stay tuned for updates!
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Day 4 is off to a positive start for India with Punam Yadav winning a gold in Weightlifting & Mery Kom securing a Bronze for herself in Boxing. India also beat the strong England team in women's hockey 2-1 coming back from 1 goal behind. The Women's 10m Air Pistol participants, India's Manu Bhaker & Heena Sidhu bagging a Gold medal and Silver medal respectively. The Indian Women's Table Tennis contingent also doing well defeating England 3-0 and moving on to the Gold medal match where they will be facing Singapore later in the day.

Shot put Men's will be another event in which there is Indian participation after Men's and Women's 20 Km racewalk, and Men's 400m Heats. Tejinder Pal Singh Toor will represent India in this event.

For Asia's highest ranked shotputter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor, striving for medals is not just about glory, or about climbing up the rankings, or even becoming famous. For the 22-year-old, who hails from Punjab, he has a much deeper purpose to his life -- winning it for his father, who is now possibly on the last laps of his life, suffering from fourth-stage bone cancer.

Tajinder spoke to the Sportskeeda team saying, "At this stage, I know that my father is not going to live for too long. All I want to do right now is to win as many medals as I can, while he is still alive. I want to give him all the medals."
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