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Mohinder Singh Gill
Indian long and triple jumper

Mohinder Singh Gill

Mohinder Singh Gill
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Indian long and triple jumper
Is Athlete Triple jumper Long jumper
From India
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 12 April 1947
Age 75 years
Star sign Aries
Residence California, USA
The details (from wikipedia)


Mohinder Singh Gill (born 12 April 1947) is a retired Indian triple jumper who competed at the 1972 Munich Olympics. After placing second in a pre-Olympic meet in Munich, he competed while injured and failed to reach the final. Gill won one gold and one silver medal at the Asian Games.

Gill won two of India's five-ever medals at the Commonwealth Games. There were attempts to remove him from the national team, but Prime Minister Indira Gandhi intervened to allow him to compete.

Gill won 52 major international invitational competitions in North America and Europe, setting 19 new records in the process; in addition, he won 5 NCAA Championships all with new records. Some of those records stood 40 years later.

Gill attended California Polytechnic State University (CPSU), competing in triple jump from 1968 to 1971, winning five NCAA championships and setting five NCAA records. He was elected into the CPSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993 as the only Asian to receive the honor. He currently resides in Turlock in central California.

In 1970, Gill was given India's highest sports award, the Arjuna Award.

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