CWG 2022: Tejaswin Shankar claims India’s first-ever medal in high jump


Tejaswin Shankar, the national record holder in men’s high jump, on Thursday became the first-ever Indian to win a Commonwealth Games medal in the event. 

The 23-year-old from Delhi jumped 2.22m in Birmingham 2022 on day 6 to claim the bronze medal. Hamish Kerr of New Zealand and Brandon Starc of Australia took gold and silver, respectively.

India’s Shankar started with a successful jump of 2.10m in his first attempt. Shankar took a smooth jump as he cleared the 2.15m hurdle with complete ease on his first attempt.

Shankar executed the 2.19m jump in an emphatic fashion. Throughout the game, Shankar did not find any difficulty getting over the bar once again with a 2.22m jump on his first attempt itself.

However, the Indian high jumper failed to get over the bar on his first attempt in the 2.25m hurdle and in his second attempt too. He decided to give 2.25m third attempt a miss and went straight for 2.28m but failed to clear it.

With the failed attempts he had to settle for the bronze medal at the Birmingham 2022.



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