Athletics Current Affairs - 2019

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ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards 2018

The ESPN Multi-Sport Awards recognised achievements across 11 categories, of which winners across 10 categories were selected by an independent 14-member jury.

The Winners are:

Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (Athletics)

Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (Badminton)

Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (Badminton)

Coach of the Year – Jaspal Rana (Shooting)

Emerging Sportsperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)

Team of the Year – Women’s team (Table tennis)

Match of the Year – Amit Panghal vs Hasanboy Dusmatov (Boxing)

Differently-abled athlete of the Year – Ekta Bhyan (Para-athletics)

Moment of the Year – Women’s 4x400m relay

Lifetime Achievement Award – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (Football).

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Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor wins India’s first Gold medal in Athletics at 2018 Asian Games

Shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (24) won Gold medal in men’s shot put final at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian GamesAsian Games held in Indonesia. He finished first in men’s shot put final and set new record at 20.75 m in his fifth attempt. It was India’s first Gold medal in Athletics event in this edition of Asian Games.

Tejinder Pal Singh Toor

He hails from Punjab (Khosa Pando village in Moga district) and is son of farmer. He holds outdoor national record of 20.75m in shot put  throw. He had won silver medal at 2017 Asian Athletics Championships held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha in shot put with throw of 19.77m, missing out on gold medal by 0.03 m. He had finished eighth infinal of 2018 Commonwealth Games with throw of 19.42m.

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