Tajinderpal Singh Toor is overwhelmed after setting a new Asian Games record in shot put. Toor also clinched the gold medal in the men’s shot put event at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday.Toor hurled the iron ball a distance of 20.75 metre to smash the previous Games record.Toor is delighted with the love and support of the fans and he took to Twitter to thank his admirers.”I am not able to reply to everyone’s messages so though this video I want to thank everyone for your wishes and support,” Toor said in a video posted on Twitter.I am not able to reply to everyone’s messages so though this video I want to thank everyone for your wishes and support pic.twitter.com/ICqYpRv0cNToor Tajinder Singh (@Tajinder_Singh3) August 26, 2018This was the eighth gold medal for India in men’s shot put in the history of the Asian Games.Toor dominated the final right from the start but reserved his best for the very last attempt.The tall, burly 23-year-old from Punjab had taken the lead with an effort of 19.96 metre in his first attempt. He threw 19.15 in his second attempt but fouled his third throw.The fourth attempt saw the Indian clock yet another 19.96 metre before he simply blew away the competition with his last attempt.READ – Proud of you Tajinderpal Singh Toor: India hail shot put hero after Asiad heroicsMy 20.75M throw yesterday at the #AsianGames2018Thanks for all of yours love and support #[email protected] @afiindia @indian_athletes pic.twitter.com/SkfZh0Fns8advertisementToor Tajinder Singh (@Tajinder_Singh3) August 26, 2018The other Indian athletes also proved their mettle. Muhammed Anas Yahiya entered the men’s 400 metre final in style, finishing at the top of the standings in both qualification stage and the semi-finals.READ – Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold in shot put with Games RecordAnas won Heat 1 with a time of 45.63 seconds which was also the fastest time in the heats. He went on to clock the overall fastest time in the semi-finals, winning Semi-final 2 with an even quicker time of 45.30 seconds.Rajiv Arokia, the other Indian in the fray, also entered the final. The Tamil Nadu athlete was second in Heat 4 with 46.82 which handed him the overall eighth position in the qualification stage. Arokia was second in Semi-final 1 to be sixth overall.READ – Father battling cancer but my family allowed me to chase my dream: Tajinderpal SinghMeanwhile, teen sensation Hima Das and Nirmla entered the final of the women’s 400m competition.Hima clocked a time of 51.00 seconds to finish second in Heat 1 behind Salwa Naser of Bahrain. The 18-year-old from Assam also took the overall second position in the qualification stage.Salwa registered 50.86 seconds to create a new Games record which also handed her the overall top position in the qualification stage.Nirmla won Heat 3 with a time of 54.09 seconds. Zenghuan Tong of China finished second with 54.29 seconds to become the other automatic qualifier from that heat.
zoomImage Courtesy: GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. Canadian terminal operator GCT Global Container Terminals has unveiled a CAD 160 million (USD 119 million) investment in GCT Vanterm that would increase the facility’s container handling capacity.The upgrade would also allow the container terminal to handle larger containerships within its existing footprint while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the terminal.Specifically, the facility will receive two new ship-to-shore cranes to service larger 14,000 TEU ships.As explained, the aim is to improve efficiency and cut emissions by upgrading lower tiered container handling equipment Tier 4x machinery and potentially adding shore power.According to the terminal operator, densified stacking and improved equipment availability are expected to add 215,000 TEUs of new capacity.“GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. will continue to make private sector investments to ensure that Vancouver remains the port of choice and continues to be a competitive jurisdiction for transpacific trade,” Doron Grosman, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc, commented.Strategically located in the inner harbor, the 31-hectare GCT Vanterm is said to be amongst the most productive terminals in North America.Based in Vancouver, BC, GCT Global Container Terminals operates four Green Marine certified terminals in two principal North American ports. On the West Coast, GCT Canada operates two gateway terminals — GCT Vanterm and GCT Deltaport in Vancouver and Delta, BC.
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