Gwangju (Korea), July 8
Inderjeet Singh won the shot-put event on Wednesday to open India's gold medal account in the World University Games. The Indian men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol team bagged a bronze today to swell India's medal count to four (one gold, one silver, two bronze) on the fifth day of competitions.
It was not an easy outing for Asian champion Inderjeet as it wasn’t before his final throw, 20.27m, that he clinched the medal. The 27-year-old was at the second spot after the penultimate round, with the best throw of 19.80m. In the last edition of the Games in Russia in 2013, he had won a silver medal.
The Haryana shot-putter is having a phenomenal 2015, having won five gold medals in all the five international events he has participated so far this year. His golden run began with a throw of 20.41m in the Asian Championships in China, followed by a gold medal each in three legs of the Asian Grand Prix.
"I would like to thank God, my family and my coach Pritam Singh. I am looking forward to the World Athletics Championship in China next month," said Inderjeet.