India’s National Record holder Tejaswin Shankar becomes the 1st ever Indian to clinched a medal in high jump at Commonwealth Games.
Tejaswin Shankar took home Bronze with a best effort of 2.22m while New Zealand’s Hamish Kerr won Gold with 2.25m and Australia’s Brandon Starc won silver. Tejaswin achieved a season-best of 2.27m in the World Athletics Championships in Eugene in June and he would have won Gold had he matched that feat.
𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗮 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗲! 🤩🥉
Tejaswin Shankar wins India's first medal in athletics at Commonwealth Games 2022 in the men's high jump event! 🇮🇳#B2022 | #IndiaAtB2022 | @TejaswinShankar | @WeAreTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/NPwzzidYLy
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Tejaswin also became the first Indian to win a high jump medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Tejaswin Shankar after winning bronze in men’s high jump said,I’m very happy that I won a medal and opened India’s tally in athletics. I’m thankful to all those who believed in me & gave me this opportunity. I think this is India’s first medal in high jump in Commonwealth Games history.”