Indian shot-putter Inderjit Singh on 8 July 2015 came up with a best throw of 20.27 meter in the final attempt to win the Gold medal of men’s shot put event at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.
With this, he created history to become the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World University Games. In the last edition of the games in 2013 in Russia he had won silver medal in the shot put event.
The silver medal of the event was won by Andrei Marius Gag of Romania with a throw of 19.92m while Alexander Bulanov of Russia took the bronze with a throw of 19.84m.
In the year 2015, the 27-year old shot putter from Haryana has won gold medals in all the international events he has participated thus far.
Earlier on 23 June 2015, he won gold at the first leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix in Bangkok, Thailand, while on 3 June 2015 he won gold at Asian Championships in Wuhan, China.
Inderjeet Singh is currently coached by Pritam Singh, younger brother of another Indian shot putter Shakti Singh and is being supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company.
Besides, in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol team event, the Indian team of Achal Pratap Singh Grewal, Amrender Pal Singh Chauhan and Akshay Jain won the bronze medal. The gold and silver medal was won by the Russian and Korean shooters respectively.