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CWG 2022, Athletics: Tejaswin Shankar bags bronze, first ever Indian high jumper to win CWG medal

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On the finish of a adventure to the Commonwealth Video games that concerned him going to courtroom towards the Acquaintance federation, Tejaswin Shankar discovered the sliver lining as he changed into the first high jumper from the rustic ever to win a medal at this quadrennial match.

On Wednesday evening on the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, the 23-year-old lept over the bar positioned 2.22m above the bottom to safe a bronze medal.

CWG 2022, Day 6 blog

Shankar – regardless of clearing the benchmark for CWG variety in the USA collegiate circuit – had at the beginning been ignored of India’s Commonwealth Video games squad for now not competing on the Guest Inter-State Championships in June, noticed as the choice meet. The teenager challenged the Athletics Federation of India’s choice, and the Delhi High Courtroom used to be in Outrage of the athlete.

On the other hand, organisers in Birmingham did not allow such a late entry to take place, however later rescinded that call.

All that battle used to be put at the back of because the Acquaintance file holder (2.29m) received his first Video games medal.

He got here at the back of handiest gold medal winner from New Zealand Hamish Kerr and silver medallist from Australia Brandon Starc’s 2.25m clearance – the latter had failed to transparent the bar in his first strive at decrease heights, thus falling into 2d position.

Protecting champion Starc, brother of Australia cricketer Mitchell Starc, used to be in deep trouble on the early heights however controlled to recuperate as the development went on.

Shankar began the development at 2.10 and registered blank jumps at 2.10, 2.15, 2.19, 2.22. At that time handiest the Indian and gold medallist Hamish Kerr had a blank slate.

Tejaswin’s lengthy soar ends up in 2022

Date Festival Cnt. Outcome
30 APR 2022 Texas Tech Corky/Crofoot Shootout, Terry & Linda Fuller T&F Complicated, Lubbock, TX USA 2.22
13 MAY 2022 Gigantic 12 Convention Ch., Terry & Linda Fuller T&F Complicated, Lubbock, TX – Blended Occasions USA 2.17
27 MAY 2022 NCAA West Initial Spherical, John McDonnell Box, Fayetteville, AR USA 2.18
10 JUN 2022 NCAA Div. I Outside Championships, Hayward Box, Eugene, OR USA 2.27
03 AUG 2022 XXII Commonwealth Video games, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham GBR 2.22

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