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Mohinder Gill was recognized as one of the premier triple jumpers in the world during his career at Cal Poly from 1968-71. He won five national championships, and set five NCAA meet records.
Mohinder won the 1971 Division I title ranking as a champion alongside 12 other Olympians. His jump in 1971 at the West Coast Relays was the second longest jump ever on American soil. He held the Cal Poly record and national record for India at the time of his induction 22 years later. Mohinder competed for India and led the Indian contingent at the 1972 Olympic Games at Munich.
His achievements for India include a Gold and Bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, three Gold and one Silver medal at the Asian Games and Asian Athletic Championships and a Silver medal that he won in the Pre-Olympic Athletic Championships in 1971 at Munich which was the only medal won for Asia. Being a world class triple jumper he was invited to major international invitational competitions in America, Canada, and Europe.
Mohinder received the highest award in sports, the "Arjuna Award" from the President of India in 1970 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of India. He founded Mohinder Sports Inc. in 1976. His line of sports products is presently being marketed in the USA, Canada, and Europe.