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Inderjeet Singh, the burly left hander won the shot put gold medal in the 2015 Asian Championships with a throw of 20.41 m. This was a record eighth time that India had won the shot put gold medal in the Asian Championships. Balwinder Singh had won this event twice in both 1985 and 1989. Other winners are Jagraj Singh (1973), Bahadur Singh (1975), Shakti Singh (2000), Navpreet Singh (2007) and Om Prakash Singh Karhana (2009).