An outstanding athlete and Arjuna awadee, Joginder Singh is the two-time Asian Games Shot Put champion. He won the bronze medal in the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games and went on to win GOLDS in next two editions in 1966 and 1970 at Bangkok Asian Games with a record throw. A former army major, Joginder, crossed the 17-metre barrier when he won the gold medal in the 1970 Asian Games tossing the ball to a distance of 17.09 m. After that he served the country as a coach and helped Bahadur Singh in winning the Asian Games gold medal twice in 1978 and 1982 and Asian Championship gold medal in 1975. He was also part of the coaching panel who trained athletes for New Delhi Asian Games in 1982. He was fast friend of S. Gurbachan Singh Randhawa.
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