SINGH Manjit < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 01 Sep 1989 in Ujhana, IND
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Kiran, son Abir [2018]
Residence Patiala, IND
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Hindi
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at an early age at Navdeep Stadium in Narwana, India.
Why this sport? He followed his father, a shot putter, into athletics.
General Interest
Hobbies Helping out at his father's agriculture and dairy business, listening to music, driving. (kreedon.com, 07 Sep 2018)
Injuries He missed two years of competition from 2014 to 2016 due to injury. (kreedon.com, 07 Sep 2018)

He suffered a muscle injury in 2013. (scroll.in, 28 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives His father Randhir Singh Chahal competed in shot put at state level in India. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 29 Aug 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (indiatoday.in, 04 Sep 2018)
Other information TOUGH TIMES
He came close to quitting the sport in 2016 after his employer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India [ONGC], decided to not renew his contract. He found it difficult to cover his training costs as his father was the only member of his family that was earning a salary. However, he then met coach Amrish Kumar, who motivated him to persevere. "I was on stipend for three years and then they told me I wasn't going to be made permanent. I was almost ready to quit the sport. I was 27 and still taking support from my parents." (scroll.in, 28 Aug 2018; espn.in, 27 Aug 2018)