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India's Inderjeet finishes 11th in shot put final

Beijing: Shot putter Inderjeet Singh finished last in the final round to end his maiden World Athletics Championships appearance in disappointment while 20km race walkers also failed to make a mark on the second day of competitions yesterday.

India’s Inderjeet Singh competes in the shot put event
India’s Inderjeet Singh competes in the shot put event

In the first event of the day, Baljinder Singh was initially adjudged to have finished at 12th (1:21:44) which would have been his personal best effort, but the organisers later changed the result, claiming Baljinder did not finish.

The Indian camp was expecting a good show from Inderjeet, the reigning Asian champion, after he made the final as one of 12 best performers in morning’s qualifying session with a best throw of 20.47m. But in the final he finished last with throws of 19.52m and 18.68m. Inderjeet though became the only Indian shot putter ever to make it to the final of the Worlds.

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