Star shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor will be India’s flag-bearer at the South Asian Games opening ceremony, to be held on Sunday in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu.
The 25-year-old Toor is the reigning Asian Games champion.
“The IOA is honored to bestow to you, Mr. Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, the privilege of being the flagbearer of the Indian contingent at the Opening Ceremony of the XIII South Asian Games — 2019 in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal,” IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta communicated to Toor.
The Games will be held from December 1 to 10 in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Toor recently broke his own national record in the 59th National Open Athletics Championships at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium.
Representing Athletic Federation of India (AFI), Toor threw the iron ball to 20.41m, 20.2m and 20.92m respectively. In his third attempt, he improved his own mark of 20.75m which he had set in the Asian Games where he bagged a gold medal in Jakarta last year.
Sports247live.in want to congratulate Mr. Toor for his all achievements and receiving Arjuna Award, on behalf of the whole nation we wish him good luck for the future.