ONGCian bags Gold at World Masters Championship in Perth

Veteran athlete  Mr. Pakinder SinghPakinder Singh proudly displaying the Gold Medal

Veteran athlete  Mr. Pakinder Singh an ONGCian made the nation proud by winning a gold and a  bronze medal in the recently held World Masters Championship in Perth (Australia).

The  championship was organized from 25th October to 5th  November 2016. Mr. Pakinder Singh representing India made the country proud by bagging Gold medal in the shot-put competition in the above 40 category out of  the twenty participants representing their respective countries and bronze in  discuss throw. The achievement of Mr. Pakinder was splashed across in the  eminent local newspapers of Dehradun – Amar Ujala,Dainik Jagran and Hindustan.

Pakinder Singh at victory StandPakinder Singh standing tall at victory Stand as the National Athem is played

Mr. Pakinder  Singh is presently posted at the Sports Section, Tel Bhavan Dehradun, and had  joined ONGC  in the year 2000 . He  belongs to Bhatinda Punjab and is a master in physical education. An ardent  shot-put and discus thrower Mr. Pakinder for the last four years have been coaching and polishing the talents of wards of ONGCians of Dehradun in the two throwing  sports – shot-put and discuss his favorite sports. A number of children under  his able guidance have brought laurels in championships organized at district,  state and national –junior and sub junior levels.

Mr. Pakinder  has been bringing laurels in the past too- in 2010 he won two gold medals in the  Asian Masters Athletics Championship Kualampur, Malaysia. In 2011 in the World  Masters Athletics Championship in USA he won a silver medal in the shot-put  throw. In 2012 in World Masters Championship in Finland he secured a bronze in shot-put. In 2012 once again in  Master Athletic Championship- China Taipei he bagged two golds  both in discuss and shot-put throws.After a gap of three years Mr. Singh in 2015  participated in World Masters Athletic Championship held at Leoni France and  bagged a bronze medal in shot put.

ONGC Reports  on behalf of the ONGC family congratulates Mr. Pakinder Singh for his achievement at World Masters Championship in Perth ( Australia).