|2019 Asian Athletics Championships||Silver|
|2019 World Military Games||Gold|
Shivpal Singh is an Indian javelin thrower born on 6th July 1995. He hails from the Chandauli village in the Varasani district of Uttar Pradesh.
Shivpal Singh - Early Life, Family & Background
Shivpal Singh Yadav was drawn into javelin at an early age. His grandfather, father, and 2 uncles were javelin throwers. His uncle Jagmohan Singh was a national champion in the javelin throw. Shivapal’s younger brother Nandakishore Yadav is too into javelin throw.
There’s a different story as to why Shivpal Yadav took up javelin throw as his sport. Shivpal was a fat kid. At the age of 12, his parents dropped him at his uncle Jagmohan’s home in New Delhi to make him fit and healthy. His uncle encouraged him to try Javelin throw and took him under his wings for 6 years. His first experience in a sport from a young age had made a lot of difference as it helped him to be fit.
Apart from the javelin thrower, Shivpal Singh Yadav is a navy officer. Yadav is currently trained by Kashinath Naik at the National Sports Institute in Patiala.
Shivpal Singh Biography
Shivpal Singh Yadav had excelled well and won medals at the district-level in the javelin throw. Yadav performed well and won medals at the national level competitions too.
In 2015, Shivpal Singh received 1st international call to participate in the World Junior Athletics Championships but unfortunately, he was forced to pull out from the tournament due to an injury.
At the 2016 National Athletics Championships, Shivpal Singh broke Neeraj Chopra’s record of 77.67 m by throwing the spear 77.72m. In 2018, Yadav shattered the national record of 79.67m set by Jagdish Bishnoi in 2000 by throwing at 82.28m at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships and won a Gold medal. This gave him a ticket to the 2018 Asian Games after he achieved the qualification mark of 81m.
In 2019, Shivpal Singh Yadav won his 1st International Gold medal at the Budapest Athletics Championships held in Hungary. In that same year, Yadav won his 2nd Gold medal at the World Military Games held in Wuhan.
Shivpal Singh Achievements
Shivpal Singh made his international debut in a multi-sports event at the 2018 Asian Games but finished 8th in the javelin throw event as he could only manage to throw 1 of 3 chances due to an elbow injury.
At the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships, then 23-year-old Javelin thrower won a Silver medal, his 1st international medal in athletics competition. Yadav couldn’t qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after he failed to achieve the qualification mark for the Olympics.
Shivpal Singh Yadav will represent India at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after he threw the javelin 85.47m at the ACNW League Meeting held in South Africa. He was just the 2nd Indian javelin thrower after Neeraj Chopra to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.