Tejinder Pal Singh Toor Returned Home With Gold Medal – But Received This Bad News
Yesterday, Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, who won Asian Games gold medal in shot arrived the airport. But he was distressed by the news of his father’s death on Monday night.
However, Tejinder was informed by the doctors beforehand that his father may not survive for long, yet he was determined to participate in the Asian Games. He proved his determination was true by winning the gold medal. This is his biggest achievement till date. This magical moment turned in to the worst moment of his life when he received the saddening news of his father’s demise. He rushed to his village Moga, Punjab, when he got a call from the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) office informing him about the death of his ailing father Karam Singh.
However, Tejinder was mentally prepared for this shock he did nurse a hope to be by his father’s side in time. The 23-year-old was shattered as he could not fulfil the last wish of his father, who wanted to hold his son’s gold medal in his hands.
The new Asian Games record holder of 20.75 metres immediately dedicated the gold medal to his father and family, living in Khosa Pando village in Moga.
The player and gold medalist recounted the immense struggles his father and family had gone through while supporting him in his pursuit of hi dream in sports. Karam Singh was undergoing treatment at the Army Hospital Research and Referral in New Delhi for some time now.
Earlier, at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Tejinder’s finished a poor eighth due to his father’s failing health. It has been learnt that his father’s condition deteriorated after the shot putter came back from CWG in April.